Stay at home this weekend with Brampton’s Spotify playlist, virtual Easter egg hunt and more
The advice from Peel Public Health is clear: 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 residents can stay fit, entertained, and can have fun while at home over the long weekend and coming weeks.
Kick back with Bramjams
Mayor Brown and Councillors have created their very own COVID-19 “Stay Home” playlist on Spotify, featuring 12 of their favourite songs to listen to while practicing physical distancing. Tune in on Spotify.
Go on an egg hunt and other digital Easter activities!
From Thursday, April 9 to Monday, April 13 you’ll find spring animal friends and Easter eggs hidden throughout our recreation web pages. Collect all the eggs and spell out a special hidden message. When you’re done, have a look at our Easter-themed colouring and activity sheets. New virtual activities to keep kids and youth entertained indoors will be added each week. For details, click here.
Raid Brampton Library’s shelves – virtually
Brampton Library Branches are closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but our Digital Library is more popular than ever. Everything is free and there is a wide variety of entertainment and learning tools available. Whether you want to read or listen to a bestselling book, watch movies and TV shows for all ages, participate in online learning, or trace your family tree, you will find all of the details at www.bramptonlibrary.ca.
All you will need is your library card number and PIN, which is usually the last four digits of your phone number. Don’t have a library card? No worries, just click the banner on Brampton Library’s homepage to sign up online. If you need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our online library service is ready for you.
Join an Instagram Live Chat
Brampton youth are 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. Join the live chat via Mayor Brown’s Instagram profile (@patrickbrownont) on Saturday, April 11 at 1 PM.
Visit @citybrampton on TikTok for two fun exercises you can try at home, hosted by Brampton Recreation staff. Join the challenge by posting a video of you trying each exercise on TikTok or on your Instagram story. Don’t forget to use #BramptonRecreation and tag us @citybrampton.
COVID-19 outdoor safety measures
If you are going outdoors this weekend, there are important rules and regulations to keep in mind to stay safe in response to COVID-19.
· Peel Public Health strongly recommends that residents only leave home for solo exercise or essential needs.
· All 500+ parks in Brampton, playgrounds and other structures in parks, leash-free dog parks, picnic shelters, outdoor sports facilities and outdoor fitness equipment (including sports fields, basketball and tennis courts), recreation centres and surrounding lands, and parking lots at City facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Residents are asked to call 905.874.2111 to report non-compliance.
· While trails remain open at this time, people must remain 2.0 metres away from others (who don’t live in your home) at all times. For a map of trails, click here.
· Avoid gatherings of five or more people – these are now prohibited under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act implemented by the Province.
· Please discard used facemasks, protective gloves and other home healthcare waste by placing them in a bag and disposing of them in the garbage.
· 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.