Mississauga, Brampton’s confinement to ‘grey zone’ ends as colour-coded COVID rules scrapped


Published May 19, 2021 at 2:57 am


Mississauga and Brampton will soon not have to worry about staying in the “grey zone” of the Provincial government’s colour-coded framework for determining COVID-19 restrictions — it’s being replaced by a different system.

Queen’s Park said it will scrap the colour codes used since last November and replace it with a new system that it meant to guide the province through various stages of re-opening.

A representative for the Provincial government said while the outgoing system focussed on restrictions, the new guidelines will look to the future and how to get Ontario back to normal operations.

“It will show us the steps that need to be taken,” the representative said.

Peel Region has been in either the restrictive grey zone or under a stay-at-home order since the system was put into place and has had residents and businesses in continual lockdown mode except for a few brief periods when outdoor patio dining was allowed.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot said the government is still working out the details of the new guidelines but they are expected to govern outdoor activities which will commence June 2 or sooner.

The new guidelines are also expected to introduce plans to re-open the Ontario economy that Premier Doug Ford’s government hope will come by July, sources say.




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