With the spring season giving us warmer weather, it may prove difficult for Brampton residents to stay inside. If you want to go outdoors, please keep in mind the rules and regulations that are in place as a response to COVID-19.

City Facilities and Parks Are Closed

All 500+ parks, playgrounds, picnic shelters, leash-free dog parks, recreation facilities, outdoor sports and fitness facilities, are closed until further notice. Trails, however, will be open but visitors must keep a minimum distance of 2.0 metres away from other people at all times. For a full map of trails, click here.

Whatever You Do, Maintain Physical Distancing

People must keep a minimum distance of 2.0 metres away from others when outside of home. This also means businesses are prohibited from allowing people to be closer than 2.0 metres whether indoors or out.

Avoid Gatherings of Over Five People

All organized public events and social gatherings including parties, weddings, communal services within places of worship with more than 5 people are now prohibited under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act put into effect by the province. For full details, click here.

Only Leave Home for Solo Exercise or Essential Needs

The Region of Peel is continuing to take steps to protect all residents of Peel and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Peel Public Health strongly advises that “all residents stay at home, leaving only once a week for essential reasons including groceries, medicines and medical appointments. Daily exercise should be done alone or with one family member, or to exercise a pet.” For a full list of details, click here.

Penalties Are in Place for People Who Don’t Follow the Rules

Under the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-Law, individuals will be fined between a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $100,000 if not following rules and regulations of physical distancing measures. Residents are asked to call 311 to report non-compliance. Full details are available here. Residents are encouraged to respect those working in essential services, who must be out in the community at this time.

Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for the most current updates, and stay safe out there!