City of Brampton issues 35 physical-distancing fines

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The City of Brampton has issued a total of 35 physical-distancing fines as well as 116 warnings this week amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

At an April 15 conference, Mayor Patrick Brown further discussed the importance of physical distancing and provided details on the reasons behind the latest fines that were issued in the city.

This past week, there were two cricket games that broke out, a soccer game and five house parties.

In addition, Brown stated that Brampton also conducted a total of 1,944 inspections, all of which fell under the city’s new bylaw under the Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which Brown signed on March 24, 2020.

Brown added that fines were issued to both the organizers and players on the teams and further emphasized that now is not the time to have a house party.

Individuals who are foolish enough and reckless enough to host a house party during a pandemic are now facing various fines,” said Brown.

The fines in Brampton range from $500 to $100,000, so please follow the advice of public health.”

The City is committed to keeping Brampton residents informed and will continue to provide updates on the City's response to COVID-19 as they become available.

For more information on the above decisions and the City's efforts to support the community in response to COVID-19, visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19

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