Everything Brampton residents need to know now that Step 3 reopening is here

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Published July 16, 2021 at 8:44 pm

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Brampton has entered stage 3 of Ontario’s plan to re-open and here are some of the key details.

While a lot more freedoms are now in place, life has not entirely returned to normal and there are couple of things to consider.

First, face coverings in indoor public settings are still required and physical distancing is still in place in all settings.

Also, there are limitations on how many people can gather in one location, particularly when it comes to indoor events.

In stage 3 the following is permitted:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing
  • Indoor dining with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing
  • Indoor sports, culture and recreational fitness facilities subject to a 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.
  • Indoor meeting/event spaces with physical distancing and other restrictions and capacity limited to 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain physical distance
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain physical distance
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to 50 per cent indoors and 75 per cent outdoors
  • Concert venues, cinemas and theatres permitted to operate with capacity limits
  • Drive-in and drive through events
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less)

Most rules and regulations specific to Brampton can be found at the city website.

A reservation system will be in place for visits to all city recreation centres, including to attend drop-in fitness, aquatics, skating, and general programming.

Outdoor recreational amenities available during Step 3 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 have also reopened for the season, weather and water conditions permitting.

Virtual camps offer participants ages 4 to 6 and 6 to 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 13 and 14 to 20. All programs will be led by trained City of Brampton instructors using the WebEx platform.

Brampton residents can keep moving from the comfort of home with virtual fitness classes that range in intensity and feature a variety of workout types for every preference. Register for free, 30-minute, live workouts with trained fitness instructors.

Adults aged 55 and over years of age are invited to register for free, interactive online workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with peers, build new friendships and connect online in a safe and structured environment.

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