What you need to know about Brampton entering Stage 2 of Ontario's reopening plan
As of today (June 24), the City of Brampton will officially be in Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a June 24 conference, Mayor Patrick Brown made several announcements about what the City of Brampton can expect in Stage 2.
Today's conference featured Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillor Martin Medeiros and Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel.
“I know a lot of people have been waiting for this day and certainly it’s good news for our community,” said Brown.
“Thank you everyone who has been doing their best to maintain physical distancing and wearing masks.”
During the announcement, the mayor further discussed the importance of physical distancing and emphasized that because of everyone’s cooperation, Brampton is now able to join the other regions across the province that have already entered Stage 2.
According to Brown, 17 charges were laid last week under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, a drastic drop from the 122 fines the City saw one week earlier this month.
Today, Brown announced that patios, hair salons and splash pads are among some of the things that will be reopening in Stage 2.
Additionally, Brown announced that modified day camps will be allowed to operate this summer and garage sales will also be permitted.
While outdoor basketball courts will be available for training starting June 26, team play is still not permitted under Stage 2.
Arenas will be open for training use starting on June 29 and bookings will begin on June 25.
There will be no access to change rooms and a maximum of 10 participants is allowed which includes the coaches.
On July 3, sports fields will be available for permitted use by affiliates and major user groups in the city.
There will be no more access to change rooms on sports fields and a maximum of 10 participants will only be allowed as well.
Splash pads will be open to the public on June 27.
Brown concluded the announcement by stating that the City is hoping to reopen Professor’s Lake by early July and are currently working on ways to ensure physical distancing.
“This is following the provincial protocol,” said Brown.
“The training is allowed and we’re trying to make sure that residents can continue to stay active in sports that they love in our community as we adapt to COVID-19.”
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