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Service and Information Update

City of Brampton prepares to safely move to Step Three of Province’s Roadmap to Reopen on July 16


​BRAMPTON, ON (July 9, 2021) – Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement today, the City of Brampton is preparing to safely move to Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen Friday, July 16 at 12:01 am. This step comes thanks to the dedicated efforts of our community and Ontario’s health care partners. As of July 8, 2021, over 77 per cent of the population in Ontario ages 12 and over have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 50 per cent have received their second dose. More than 16.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered provincewide.


 As of July 16, the following rules and measures will be in place under Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen:


• Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
• Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
• Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
• Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
• Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less;
• Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
• Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
• Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
• Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors;
• Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
o up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
o up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).
• Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
• Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).
Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three. This is in alignment with the advice on personal public health measures issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada, while also accounting for Ontario specific information and requirements. Face coverings will also be required in some outdoor public settings as well.

The province will remain in Step Three of the Roadmap for at least 21 days and until 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second, with no public health unit having less than 70 per cent of their population fully vaccinated. Other key public health and health care indicators must also continue to remain stable. Upon meeting these thresholds, the vast majority of public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings and limits for social gatherings, will be lifted. Only a small number of measures will remain in place, including the requirement for passive screening, such as posting a sign, and businesses requiring a safety plan.
Read the Province’s News Release here.

City services and facilities
Recreation Centres Reopening
For recreation centre reopening information and updates regarding visits to City recreation centres, please visit here the week of July 12. A reservation system will be in place for visits to all recreation centres, including to attend drop-in fitness, aquatics, skating, and general programming.

City Outdoor Recreational Amenities
Outdoor recreational amenities available during Step Three include golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, baseball diamonds and batting cages, tennis and basketball courts, lawn bowling and bocce, BMX and skate parks, and wading pools and splash pads. Professor’s Lake beach and Eldorado Park outdoor pool have also reopened for the season, weather and water conditions permitting.

For details regarding COVID-19 health and safety parameters for specific outdoor City amenities, please visit www.brampton.ca/summerfun.

Virtual Offerings
Virtual camps offer participants ages 4 to 6 and 6 to 10 the opportunity to build new friendships, increase social skills, and work on exciting projects at their own pace while interacting in real-time with their peers and families. Inclusion Virtual Camps will also be available for participants ages 6 to 13 and 14 to 20.  All programs will be led by trained City of Brampton instructors using the WebEx platform.Registration is available at www.brampton.ca/recathome.
Brampton residents can keep moving from the comfort of home with virtual fitness classes that range in intensity and feature a variety of workout types for every preference. Register for FREE 30 minute live workouts with trained fitness instructors. Registration is available 7 days in advance at www.brampton.ca/recathome.


Adults 55+ years of age are invited to register for free, interactive online workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with peers, build new friendships and connect online in a safe and structured environment. Activities will be led by trained City of Brampton instructors using the WebEx platform. Registration is available at www.brampton.ca/recathome

Vaccinations
Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Peel and is 12 years or older can book their first dose appointment.

Anyone who received and mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is eligible to book their second dose. The time between the first and second dose must be at least 28 days.
Anyone who received their first dose of AstraZeneca at least eight weeks ago can book their second dose. It's recommended that peoople get an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) for their second dose.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Province’s vaccine portal.

Links

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