Mayor Patrick Brown has now signed a Brampton COVID-19 emergency measures by-law with the aim of protecting the health and safety of all Brampton residents. On March 25, at a special meeting for council, Brampton City Council issued their staff to go over enhanced by-law enforcement.
“The health and safety of our residents is always a priority at the City of Brampton, but especially now. We must all understand the seriousness of COVID-19 and work together to minimize its spread,” says Mayor Patrick Brown. “The City will continue to enact any measures necessary to keep our community safe. I ask all residents to adhere to the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law, and maintain physical distancing at all times.”
The Municipal regulations under the by-law include :
- Prohibiting people from maintaining less than a 2-metre distance from one another on any public property (other than people they live with);
- Prohibiting businesses to let people be seated or stand less than 2.0 metres apart whether inside or outside the business (other than people they live with);
- Prohibiting people from using any of the following City property:
- playgrounds and other structures in parks;
- leash-free dog parks;
- picnic shelters;
- outdoor sports facilities and outdoor fitness equipment, including sports fields, basketball and tennis courts;
- recreation centres and surrounding lands; and
- parking lots
People who do not follow the updated guidelines and regulations of physical distancing will be fined a minimum of 500 dollars and a maximum of up to 100,000 dollars for each offence.