Enforcement

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On March 31, City Council approved the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. Individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

Complaints and Proactive Investigations

As of November 23


November 17 - 23Total for 2020
Complaints1496,891
Proactive Investigations14941,566
Total29848,457



November 17 - 23
Total for 2020
Warnings211,594
Charges18962


Reason for Charges

  • charges laid under the face covering by-law
  • charges for failing to comply with order, under the Reopening Ontario Act

Enforcement Approach

The decision to issue a summons or offence notice is at the discretion of the investigating Officer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the investigation an officer may choose any of the following enforcement steps:

  • Educating the public (when Officer attends location in person)
  • Verbal warnings
  • Zero tolerance approach for reckless disregard for the community
  • Escalating the matter to Peel Regional Police if required
  • Issuing a written Notice of Non-Compliance for violations under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act or the Emergency Measures By-Law
  • Charges for violations under By-law ranges from $750 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the offence

On March 31, City Council approved the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. Individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

Complaints and Proactive Investigations

As of November 23


November 17 - 23Total for 2020
Complaints1496,891
Proactive Investigations14941,566
Total29848,457



November 17 - 23
Total for 2020
Warnings211,594
Charges18962


Reason for Charges

  • charges laid under the face covering by-law
  • charges for failing to comply with order, under the Reopening Ontario Act

Enforcement Approach

The decision to issue a summons or offence notice is at the discretion of the investigating Officer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the investigation an officer may choose any of the following enforcement steps:

  • Educating the public (when Officer attends location in person)
  • Verbal warnings
  • Zero tolerance approach for reckless disregard for the community
  • Escalating the matter to Peel Regional Police if required
  • Issuing a written Notice of Non-Compliance for violations under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act or the Emergency Measures By-Law
  • Charges for violations under By-law ranges from $750 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the offence
  • Current Phase: Grey-Lockdown Level

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    26 Nov 2020

    EVENTS AND GATHERINGS

    Organized public events, social gatherings

    • 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;


    Weddings, funerals, religious services and rites

    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

    Retail stores

    • Retail stores permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only
    • Certain stores such as for supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, discount and big box retailers selling groceries, beer, wine and liquor stores, safety supply stores, and convenience stores, allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity
    • Line up permitted outside with social distancing and mask/face coverings mandatory


    Restaurants, bars, food and drink establishments, food trucks

    • No indoor dining
    • No outdoor or patio dining
    • Takeout, drive-through and delivery services allowed
    • Food trucks permitted for takeout


    Personal care services
    Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, tattoo parlours etc. closed

    Entertainment venues
    Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments closed

    Dance Studios & Halls, Music Schools
    Closed to the public as they are not essential services


    Shopping Malls

    • No in-store shopping
    • Only curbside pick up allowed
    • Food court open for takeout only. Public can enter only for takeout and must not access any other retail store within the premise.
    • When waiting outside for curbside pick up:
      1. Don’t crowd around the premise
      2. Do not park in fire routes
      3. Do not park in an accessible parking spots without a valid permit


    Childcare centres
    Before and after school programs, and child care will remain open

    RECREATIONAL

    Gyms and fitness centres
    Closed as they are not essential services

    City Recreation Centres

    • Closed to the public
    • Indoor sporting facilities may be rented by professional sports teams as mentioned in legislation for practice. E.g. NHL, MBL, etc.

    Indoor sports and recreational facilities

    • Closed to the public, including pools, rinks
    • Some exceptions allowed i.e. professional sports groups as mentioned in legislation allowed to rent City-owned recreational facilities for practice.

    Professional sports groups/athletes

    • Athletes training for Olympics or if part of a professional group (such as NHL etc. as identified in the legislation) are allowed to train at their respective facility or can rent a City facility.
    • Semi-pro, minor leagues and other sporting groups not permitted


    MOBILE BUSINESSES

    Driving schools, taxis, rideshare, tow trucks

    • In-car instruction not allowed for driving schools within city limits
    • Taxis, rideshare allowed. Masks must be worn at all times.
    • Tow trucks can operate but no passengers allowed

    CITY HALL AND CORPORATE FACILITIES (for a full list, click here)


    City Hall and Corporate Facilities

    • Walk-ins are not permitted.
    • City Hall and corporate facilities remain open for in-person services by appointment only. To book an appointment, visit www.brampton.ca/skiptheline.


    Outdoor recreational spaces and parks

    • Parks, playgrounds, outdoor City-operated rinks, ski hill, walking paths and cycling trails permitted to be open
    • Social distancing must be maintained at all times
    • Mandatory masks when in line ups