Brampton getting ready to move to Step 2 in provincial reopening plan

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Published June 25, 2021 at 2:06 pm

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The City of Brampton is making preparations to move to Step 2 in the reopening of the province.

The next stage will happen on Wednesday, June 30, two days earlier than originally scheduled thanks to increased vaccination rates and improvement of public health indicators.

Here are some of the new guidelines for what will be allowed in Step 2:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to five people
  • Outdoor dining for up to six people per table
  • Essential retail capacity at 50 per cent
  • Non-essential retail capacity at 25 per cent
  • Larger indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, at 25 per cent while outdoors is limited to the number of people that can maintain 2 metre distance
  • Overnight camps
  • Personal care services permitted at 25 per cent to a maximum of 5 people, masks must be worn at all times and appointments are required
  • Outdoor meeting and event spaces is limited to 25 per cent while indoor meetings and event spaces are closed
  • Outdoor amusement and water parks are limited to 25 per cent
  • Outdoor fitness classes are permitted as long as people maintain 3 metre distance
  • Outdoor sports without contact or modified to avoid contact, with some restrictions in place
  • Outdoor sports leagues, games and events are limited to 25 per cent
  • Indoor sports leagues, games and events are not permitted with exemptions for professional athletes/groups/day camps etc.
  • Outdoor cinemas, performing arts, live music events and attractions is limited to 25 per cent

The Province’s Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and continued improvements in key public health and health care indicators.

The city’s outdoor recreational amenities available during Step Two 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 are scheduled to reopen for the season as of June 30, weather and water conditions permitting.

For reopening timelines and details regarding COVID-19 health and safety parameters for specific City amenities, please visit here.

City splash pads are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Chinguacousy Park wading pool is open for daily visit as of June 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Physical distancing is required and residents are asked to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms before attending. A list of splash pad and wading pool locations and hours of operation is available here.

In-person summer camps for children and youth begin July 5. Camps will include activities such as games, sports, crafts and more, Monday to Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The week of August 2 will run as a shortened week due to the public holiday. Fees vary. Call 311 or visit the city website to register.

Virtual camps offer participants ages 4 – 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 20. All programs will be led by trained City of Brampton instructors using the WebEx platform. Registration is available here.

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