Brampton encouraging physical distancing over long weekend with fun indoor activities

 

The City of Brampton is reminding residents to stay indoors this long weekend while enjoying Brampton's Spotify playlist, a virtual Easter egg hunt and more. 

The advice from Peel Public Health continues to be to stay inside and only leave for essential needs to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

To help encourage Bramptonians to stay indoors, the City has created a range of ways in which residents can stay fit, entertained this weekend and throughout the upcoming weeks.

Mayor Brown and councillors have created their very own COVID-19 "Stay Home" playlist on Spotify, which features 12 of their favourite songs that residents can listen to while practicing physical distancing.  

From Thursday, April 9 to Monday, April 13, residents will find spring animal friends and Easter eggs hidden throughout the City’s recreation web pages.

The goal is to collect all the eggs and spell out a special hidden message. There are also online colouring sheets as well as new virtual activities to keep kids and youth entertained indoors, with new ones being added each week. 

Brampton Library Branches are closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the City’s Digital Library is still very popular. Everything is free and there is a wide variety of entertainment and learning tools available. 

All you will need is your library card number and PIN, which is usually the last four digits of your phone number. If you don’t have a library card, just click the banner on Brampton Library’s homepage to sign up online.

Brampton youth are also invited to an Instagram live chat to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting them, with Mayor Patrick Brown and co-chairs of the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, Councillors Charmaine Williams and Harkirat Singh. The live chat will take place on Mayor Brown's Instagram profile (@patrickbrownont) on Saturday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m.

To stay active, residents are encouraged to visit @citybrampton on TikTok for two fun exercises you can try at home, hosted by Brampton Recreation staff.

It is important to remember safety measures should you need to go outdoors for essential needs this weekend. 

Peel Public Health strongly recommends that residents only leave home for solo exercise or essential needs. 

It is also important to remain 2.0 metres away from others and practice physical distancing. 

Penalties are now in place under the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law.

Individuals can be fined a minimum of $500 and a maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence for not adhering to physical distancing measures. Residents are asked to call 311 to report non-compliance. 

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