Brampton issues 56 additional physical distancing fines amid COVID-19 pandemic

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At a June 3 conference, Mayor Patrick Brown discussed additional measures to help cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and provided details on the latest physical distancing fines issued in the City of Brampton.

Today’s conference featured Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillor Michael Palleschi, Chief Nishan Duraiappah and Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region.

During the announcement, Brown further discussed the importance of physical distancing and provided details on the reasons behind the latest fines issued within the City of Brampton. 

Between May 26 and June 1, there were a total of 56 charges laid under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

We continue to be challenged in Brampton and the Peel Region with the virus continuing to spread in our community,” said Brown.

Our bylaw officers continue to do their best to spread the word of Public Health and do our best to enforce physical distancing.”

According to Brown, this past week, the City of Brampton received 179 complaints about residential social gatherings.

This week, the City of Brampton issued 19 charges related to parties in people’s backyards, two charges for using equipment in parks that are still closed and nine charges related to playing cricket. 

This is not the time for team sports. We have stressed this,” said Brown.

We must listen to the advice of Public Health.”

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