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Page last updated: August 16, 2021

As of July 16, 2021 Brampton is in Step Three of the provincial Roadmap to Reopen. Click here for a summary or scroll down below for fulsome details of what’s allowed in Step Three. Provincial regulations require members of the public to show proof of vaccination to enter certain City facilities and access services, including recreation, sports, cultural and entertainment venues as of Wednesday, September 22. Read more.

On March 31, 2020 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.


COVID-19 related Complaints and Proactive Investigations

Aug 30 to Sept 5

Total for 2021

Complaints

29

5,266

Proactive Investigations

19

18,427

Total

48

23,693


Aug 30 to Sept 5

Total for 2021

Warnings

3

429

Charges*

2

510

*One charge issued under the Mandatory Face Covering By-law.

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


EVENTS AND GATHERINGS

Organized public events, social gatherings
Outdoor social gatherings, including private properties (homes), is limited to maximum 100 persons including members of the household.

Indoor social gatherings limited to 25 people (including member of the same household).

Proof of vaccination is required for indoor public spaces such as recreation centres, cinemas, performing arts venues, restaurants etc.

Weddings, funerals, religious services and rites
Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing (does not apply to receptions, or after wedding gatherings, or a private dwelling, etc.)Proof of vaccination is required for indoor receptions where food is served or events are held. (If the reception is between Sept 22 and Oct 13, 2021, at a meeting or event space proof of vaccination is not required, but proof of a negative antigen test, administered within the previous 48hrs is required.

Outdoors - limited to the number of people that can maintain two-metre distance.


BUSINESSES

Retail stores
Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres.

Shopping Malls are open and physical distancing must be maintained.

Restaurants, bars, food and drink establishments, food trucks
Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table; physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect. Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining.

Outdoor dining, takeout, drive-through and delivery services allowed.

Food trucks permitted.

Personal care services
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 and appointments are required.

Event and Entertainment venues
50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors permitted at museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals. Proof of vaccination required for indoor venues. (If the person is attending solely for a religious ceremony, funeral, etc., not required, as long as it is not associated to a social gathering.

Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate as indicated below, and proof of vaccination is required for individuals 12 years+ attending in-person events as audience members.

  • up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
  • 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)

Dance Studios & Halls, Music Schools
Permitted with two-metre physical distancing. Limited to 50 per cent of the capacity of the facility.

Meeting Spaces
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).

Proof of vaccination is required for indoor meeting venues. (same exemptions above)

Outdoor up to 75 per cent capacity outdoor portion of rentable meeting/event space or a maximum limit of 5,000 people, (whichever is less).

Construction
All types of construction permitted.

Domestic and cleaning and maintenance
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
Child care for non-school aged children remain open. Please check with your school, child care, educational institution for their plans for in-person and virtual instruction.

Businesses that provide teaching and instruction
50 per cent capacity indoor and 75 per cent capacity outdoor for in-person teaching and instruction permitted. Must maintain two-metre distancing.


RECREATIONAL

Gyms and fitness centres
50 per cent capacity indoor, or 1,000 people (whichever is less) 75 per cent capacity outdoor permitted, or 15,0000 people, (whichever is less). Must maintain two metre physical distancing. Proof of vaccination required for indoor programs and activities.

Outdoor Sports and Recreational Fitness Activities
Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities allowed 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.

Masks are required, unless exempted or are from the same household and all household members are two-metre distancing from other attendees. May be temporarily removed to consume food or drink.

Outdoor recreational spaces and parks
Parks, playgrounds, walking paths, cycling trails and splash pads (spray pads) open. Social distancing must be maintained at all times. Mandatory masks when in lineups.

Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals permitted.

City Recreation Centres
Select Recreation Centres are open specific programs and services. Visits are by reservation only. Proof of reservation is available seven days in advance for indoor programs for residents.

Residents may reserve a spot online using an existing or new City of Brampton Recreation registration account.

Proof of vaccination required for:

Individuals 12+:

  • Using the fitness, gym, or exercise areas
  • In a drop-in or registered non-sports program (e.g. arts, music, general interest, STEM etc.)
  • Participating in an indoor rental (other than organized sport) or viewing sports events


Individuals 18+:

  • Visiting facility as a parent/guardian, spectator or participating in drop-in, registered or rental programs


Proof of vaccination is not required for individuals 18 yrs or younger who are actively participating in an organized sport.

Visit Recreation’s webpage for more details


MOBILE BUSINESSES

Driving schools, taxis, rideshare, tow trucks
In-car instruction allowed for driving schools within city limits with in the vehicle. Masks must be worn at all times

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

Brampton Library

In accordance with the Province of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen plan, Brampton Library is pleased to offer in-branch services at Chinguacousy (in the Brampton Civic Centre), Cyril Clark, Four Corners (Downtown), and Springdale Branch Libraries. Curbside Pickup is still available at Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, South Fletcher's, and South West Branch Libraries. For our hours of operation, services, and safety protocols, please click here.

We are thrilled to announce that in our open branches, the public may now browse our collections of books and DVDs to select the materials they want to borrow, and pick up their holds reserved online. Please wait for a notification that your held items are ready before requesting them. Use of sit-down computers for a maximum of 1 hour per visit and printing, photocopying, and scanning at a cost of 20 cents per page is available. Library Chromebooks are not currently available.

At this time, in-branch study space, quiet space, and the use of personal devices to work or study is not permitted. We encourage customers to use our self-check-out kiosks and our Brampton Library mobile app to check out Library materials. To learn more about our app, please click here.

Whether in-branch, or at curbside, Brampton Library is ready to inspire connections with you, safely. Click here to get a library card and click here to subscribe to our email updates.


Page last updated: August 16, 2021

As of July 16, 2021 Brampton is in Step Three of the provincial Roadmap to Reopen. Click here for a summary or scroll down below for fulsome details of what’s allowed in Step Three. Provincial regulations require members of the public to show proof of vaccination to enter certain City facilities and access services, including recreation, sports, cultural and entertainment venues as of Wednesday, September 22. Read more.

On March 31, 2020 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.


COVID-19 related Complaints and Proactive Investigations

Aug 30 to Sept 5

Total for 2021

Complaints

29

5,266

Proactive Investigations

19

18,427

Total

48

23,693


Aug 30 to Sept 5

Total for 2021

Warnings

3

429

Charges*

2

510

*One charge issued under the Mandatory Face Covering By-law.

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


EVENTS AND GATHERINGS

Organized public events, social gatherings
Outdoor social gatherings, including private properties (homes), is limited to maximum 100 persons including members of the household.

Indoor social gatherings limited to 25 people (including member of the same household).

Proof of vaccination is required for indoor public spaces such as recreation centres, cinemas, performing arts venues, restaurants etc.

Weddings, funerals, religious services and rites
Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing (does not apply to receptions, or after wedding gatherings, or a private dwelling, etc.)Proof of vaccination is required for indoor receptions where food is served or events are held. (If the reception is between Sept 22 and Oct 13, 2021, at a meeting or event space proof of vaccination is not required, but proof of a negative antigen test, administered within the previous 48hrs is required.

Outdoors - limited to the number of people that can maintain two-metre distance.


BUSINESSES

Retail stores
Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres.

Shopping Malls are open and physical distancing must be maintained.

Restaurants, bars, food and drink establishments, food trucks
Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table; physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect. Proof of vaccination required for indoor dining.

Outdoor dining, takeout, drive-through and delivery services allowed.

Food trucks permitted.

Personal care services
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 and appointments are required.

Event and Entertainment venues
50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors permitted at museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals. Proof of vaccination required for indoor venues. (If the person is attending solely for a religious ceremony, funeral, etc., not required, as long as it is not associated to a social gathering.

Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate as indicated below, and proof of vaccination is required for individuals 12 years+ attending in-person events as audience members.

  • up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
  • 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)

Dance Studios & Halls, Music Schools
Permitted with two-metre physical distancing. Limited to 50 per cent of the capacity of the facility.

Meeting Spaces
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).

Proof of vaccination is required for indoor meeting venues. (same exemptions above)

Outdoor up to 75 per cent capacity outdoor portion of rentable meeting/event space or a maximum limit of 5,000 people, (whichever is less).

Construction
All types of construction permitted.

Domestic and cleaning and maintenance
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
Child care for non-school aged children remain open. Please check with your school, child care, educational institution for their plans for in-person and virtual instruction.

Businesses that provide teaching and instruction
50 per cent capacity indoor and 75 per cent capacity outdoor for in-person teaching and instruction permitted. Must maintain two-metre distancing.


RECREATIONAL

Gyms and fitness centres
50 per cent capacity indoor, or 1,000 people (whichever is less) 75 per cent capacity outdoor permitted, or 15,0000 people, (whichever is less). Must maintain two metre physical distancing. Proof of vaccination required for indoor programs and activities.

Outdoor Sports and Recreational Fitness Activities
Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities allowed 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.

Masks are required, unless exempted or are from the same household and all household members are two-metre distancing from other attendees. May be temporarily removed to consume food or drink.

Outdoor recreational spaces and parks
Parks, playgrounds, walking paths, cycling trails and splash pads (spray pads) open. Social distancing must be maintained at all times. Mandatory masks when in lineups.

Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals permitted.

City Recreation Centres
Select Recreation Centres are open specific programs and services. Visits are by reservation only. Proof of reservation is available seven days in advance for indoor programs for residents.

Residents may reserve a spot online using an existing or new City of Brampton Recreation registration account.

Proof of vaccination required for:

Individuals 12+:

  • Using the fitness, gym, or exercise areas
  • In a drop-in or registered non-sports program (e.g. arts, music, general interest, STEM etc.)
  • Participating in an indoor rental (other than organized sport) or viewing sports events


Individuals 18+:

  • Visiting facility as a parent/guardian, spectator or participating in drop-in, registered or rental programs


Proof of vaccination is not required for individuals 18 yrs or younger who are actively participating in an organized sport.

Visit Recreation’s webpage for more details


MOBILE BUSINESSES

Driving schools, taxis, rideshare, tow trucks
In-car instruction allowed for driving schools within city limits with in the vehicle. Masks must be worn at all times

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

Brampton Library

In accordance with the Province of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen plan, Brampton Library is pleased to offer in-branch services at Chinguacousy (in the Brampton Civic Centre), Cyril Clark, Four Corners (Downtown), and Springdale Branch Libraries. Curbside Pickup is still available at Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, South Fletcher's, and South West Branch Libraries. For our hours of operation, services, and safety protocols, please click here.

We are thrilled to announce that in our open branches, the public may now browse our collections of books and DVDs to select the materials they want to borrow, and pick up their holds reserved online. Please wait for a notification that your held items are ready before requesting them. Use of sit-down computers for a maximum of 1 hour per visit and printing, photocopying, and scanning at a cost of 20 cents per page is available. Library Chromebooks are not currently available.

At this time, in-branch study space, quiet space, and the use of personal devices to work or study is not permitted. We encourage customers to use our self-check-out kiosks and our Brampton Library mobile app to check out Library materials. To learn more about our app, please click here.

Whether in-branch, or at curbside, Brampton Library is ready to inspire connections with you, safely. Click here to get a library card and click here to subscribe to our email updates.


Page last updated: 24 September 2021, 11:39