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Service and Information Update

City of Brampton to enter Province’s Grey-Lockdown Level March 8


BRAMPTON, ON (March 7, 2021) – Effective Monday, March 8 at 12:01 am, Brampton as part of Peel Region will enter the Grey-Lockdown Level of the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.

Government of Ontario Grey-Lockdown Level

The Province’s Grey-Lockdown Level includes these safety measures and restrictions:

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. 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.

Businesses
• In-person shopping available with capacity limits:
o Supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores, pharmacies: 50 per cent
o All other retail (includes discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, hardware stores, garden centres): 25 per cent
• Restaurants, bars, and food and drink establishments will only be able to provide takeout, drive-through and delivery. Indoor and outdoor dining services are prohibited;
• Personal care services including hair salons, barber shops, nail salons and tattoo parlours closed;
• Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments closed;
• Indoor sports and recreational facilities, including pools, closed with limited exceptions.
• Domestic and cleaning and maintenance services permitted. Outdoor cleaning and maintenance services permitted, including for indoor or outdoor painting, pool cleaning, general repairs.

Schools and Childcare
• Schools, before and after school programs, and child care will remain open;
• Postsecondary schools open for virtual learning with some limited exceptions for training that can only be provided in-person, such as clinical training or training related to a trade.

City services and facilities

City Hall and Corporate Facilities
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
All City of Brampton recreation facilities will remain closed to the public and indoor programs continue to be suspended until further notice.

Virtual Programs

Virtual Fitness
Residents are invited to participate in instructor-led virtual fitness classes. Free 30-minute live workouts with trained fitness instructors begin March 15. Registration opens on March 8.

55+ Workshops
Brampton residents ages 55 years of age and older can register for free virtual workshops from the comfort of home. Participants will have the opportunity to socialize, build new friendships and connect online in a safe and structured environment.

Inclusive Virtual Activities and Workshops
This series is a great opportunity for participants with disabilities and exceptionalities to join in activities, learn something new and create lasting friendships with peers.

More information regarding virtual program offerings, including details regarding how to register can be found at www.brampton.ca/recreation.

Rec At Home
Stay active and engaged at home with self-guided online arts and craft tutorials, accessible 24/7! Learn how to make origami hearts, practice your calligraphy skills and more. Access a variety of Rec At Home activities here, made with love by Brampton Recreation.
 
Brampton Library

Brampton Library will offer limited in-branch services at Chinguacousy, Four Corners, and Springdale
Branch Libraries. Curbside Pickup at these locations will cease, beginning March 15, 2021. Curbside Pickup of held materials will continue to be offered at Cyril Clark, Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, South Fletcher’s and South West Branch Libraries. Customers can  borrow Grab‘n’ Go bags of library materials at all Brampton Library locations and return materials safely and easily
through 24-hour external drop boxes. Overdue fines will not be charged until further notice.

In branch services at this time include holds pickup, brief use of library computers for transactional purposes, printing, and photocopying services only. In-branch study space is not available and the use of personal devices to work or study is not permitted at this time.

Click here for hours of operation, safety protocols, and how to place holds.

Mandatory Face Coverings

Under the Mandatory Face Coverings By-law, non-medical masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces in Brampton. Public establishments and businesses are required to ensure that masks or face coverings are worn in indoor public spaces under their control.

The 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. For more information, visit: www.brampton.ca/masks

Residents and businesses can call 311, visit www.311brampton.ca or use the 311 mobile app for more information and service requests.

Links
• City of Brampton COVID-19 programming and service updates
• City of Brampton – what’s open, what’s closed
• COVID-19 Symptoms

• C​OVID-19 vaccine
• Testing in Brampton
• How to self-isolate
• Keeping businesses and workplaces safe during COVID-19
• Cases of COVID-19 in Peel



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MEDIA CONTACT
Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2143 | megan.ball@brampton.ca