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Service and Information Update

Government of Ontario announces provincewide shutdown in effect April 3


​BRAMPTON, ON (April 1, 2021) – Today, the Government of Ontario announced a provincewide shutdown effective April 3, 2021, which will remain in effect for Ontario including the Region of Peel for at least four weeks.

Safety measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Prohibiting indoor organized public events and social gatherings; those who live alone are permitted to gather with one other household;
  • Limiting the capacity for outdoor organized public events or social gatherings to a 5-person maximum, except for gatherings with members of the same household (the people you live with);
  • Restricting in-person shopping in all retail settings, including a 50 per cent capacity limit for supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmers' markets, other stores that primarily sell food and pharmacies, and 25 per cent for all other retail including big box stores, along with other public health and workplace safety measures;
  • Personal care services to close;
  • Prohibiting indoor and outdoor dining. Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments will be permitted to operate by take-out, drive-through, and delivery only;
  • Prohibiting the use of facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness (e.g., gyms) with very limited exceptions;
  • Requiring day camps to close; and,
  • Limiting capacity at weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites or ceremonies to 15 per cent occupancy per room indoors, and to the number of individuals that can maintain two metres of physical distance outdoors. This does not include social gatherings associated with these services such as receptions, which are not permitted indoors and are limited to five people outdoors.

On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, residents are asked to limit trips outside the home to necessities such as food, medication, medical appointments, supporting vulnerable community members, or exercising outdoors with members of their household. Employers in all industries should make every effort to allow employees to work from home.

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 of free 30-minute live workouts with trained fitness instructors.

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, practise your calligraphy skills and more. Access a variety of Rec At Home activities here, made with love by Brampton Recreation.

Brampton Library

Brampton Library offers limited in-branch services at Chinguacousy, Four Corners, and Springdale only. Curbside Pickup is available at Cyril Clark, Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, South Fletcher's, and South West Branch Libraries. Click here for current hours of operation, safety protocols, and how to place holds. Currently, in-branch services include holds pickup, brief use of library computers for transactional purposes to a maximum of one hour per day, and limited 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. Discover staff-selected themed Grab‘n’ Go bags of library materials and return materials safely and easily through 24-hour external drop boxes at all branches. Overdue fines will not be charged until further notice.


Links

Learn more about:
• City of Brampton COVID-19 programming and service updates
• City of Brampton – what’s open, what’s closed
• COVID-19 symptoms
• COVID-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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Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2143 | megan.ball@brampton.ca