BRAMPTON, ON (December 22, 2020) – Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced a provincewide shutdown effective December 26, 2020, which will remain in effect for Southern Ontario including the Region of Peel, until January 23, 2021.
Brampton, as part of the Region of Peel, has been in the Province’s Grey-Lockdown level since November 23, 2020.
Safety measures and restrictions include, but are not limited to:
Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies
• No indoor organized public events or social gatherings except with members of the same household and essential supports. Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having close contact with one other person;
• Outdoor organized public events or social gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people;
• Wedding services, funeral services and religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained can have up to 10 people indoors or 10 people outdoors.
• Discount and big box retailers selling groceries will be limited to 25 per cent capacity for in-store shopping. Supermarkets, grocery stores and similar stores that primarily sell food, as well as pharmacies, will continue to operate at 50 per cent capacity for in-store shopping;
• Restaurants, bars, and food and drink establishments will only be able to provide takeout, drive-through and delivery. Indoor and outdoor dining services are not permitted;
• Personal care services including hair salons, barber shops, nail salons and tattoo parlours remain closed;
• Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments remain closed;
• Indoor sports and recreational facilities, including pools, remain closed with limited exceptions.
Read more about the provincewide shutdown measures here.
2020 holiday season in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic
City Hall and Corporate Facilities
During the upcoming holiday season, many City of Brampton offices, including City Hall, will be closed to the public from Thursday, December 24, 2020, at 12 pm until Monday, January 4, 2021, at 8:30 am.
All critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will continue to operate as usual to support the community.
City Hall and corporate facilities remain open for in-person services by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted. To book an appointment, visit www.brampton.ca/skiptheline.
City Recreation Centres and Amenities
All City of Brampton recreation facilities remain closed to the public. For online videos on staying fit and active, click here.
City of Brampton outdoor ice rinks remain open to help residents stay healthy, safe and active, weather permitting. Hours of operation can be found at www.brampton.ca/outdoorskating.
Community health and safety is the City’s main priority, especially during COVID-19. In line with Peel Public Health recommendations, a reservation system is in place to visit the rinks. This is to ensure capacity requirements are maintained and contact tracing is possible if necessary.
Up-to-date information about outdoor programming adjustments can be found at www.brampton.ca/recreation.
Brampton By-Law Enforcement Officers will be working with Peel Regional Police to enforce Provincial and Municipal by-laws over the holidays. Residents are reminded that:
• They should gather/celebrate only with members of the same household. Those who live alone, may consider gathering with members of another household;
• They must maintain 2 metres of physical distancing from everyone else;
• They must wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces, outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained, and where masks are mandatory. This by-law exempts certain individuals, including those who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to medical reasons; children under the age of two; individuals engaged in an athletic activity in accordance with the Emergency Orders. Click here for more information
Those not following the restrictions will be fined and/or ticketed. Charges for violations under the Reopening Ontario Act and By-law range from $ 500 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the offence.
Residents and businesses can call 311, visit www.311brampton.ca or use the 311 mobile app for more information and service requests.
• City of Brampton COVID-19 programming and service updates
• City of Brampton – what’s open, what’s closed
• COVID-19 Symptoms
• Testing in Brampton
• How to self-isolate
• Keeping businesses and workplaces safe during COVID-19
• Cases of COVID-19 in Peel