Easter weekend 2021 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic

BRAMPTON, ON (March 25, 2021) – This year, Good Friday takes place on Friday, April 2 and Easter Monday takes place on Monday, April 5.

All essential and critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will continue to operate as usual to support the community.

Residents can call 311 or 905.874.2000 (outside of Brampton), use the Brampton 311 app (available on App Store or Google Play), visit www.311brampton.ca or email [email protected] for any inquiries. We are available 24/7 for any City of Brampton or Region of Peel matters, including queries related to COVID-19. Visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19 for more information.

Brampton Transit
Brampton Transit will be operating within the following service levels from April 2 to 5.

Friday, April 2 (Good Friday)
Operating on a Sunday/ Holiday schedule.
Customer Service counters at the terminals are closed. The Contact Centre is available to assist from 9 am to 6 pm.

Saturday, April 3
Operating on a Saturday schedule. 
Customer Service counters at the terminals will be open during regular hours. The Contact Centre is available to assist from 7 am to 7 pm.

Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday)
Operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
Customer Service counters at the terminals are closed. The Contact Centre is available to assist from 9 am to 6 pm.

Monday, April 5 (Easter Monday)
Operating on a regular weekday schedule.
Customer Service counters at the terminals will be open during regular hours. The Contact Centre will be available to assist from 7 am to 9 pm.

For more information, call the Contact Centre at 905.874.2999 or visit www.bramptontransit.com.  

An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect. It is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours. The majority of buses are sanitized every 24 hours. Facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis.

The City urges riders to continue to maintain physical distancing at terminals, and at bus stops, even while wearing a mask, as much as possible. Riders are also reminded to carry their own personal disinfectant when travelling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, wash their hands often, and cough or sneeze into their elbow. If sick, please refrain from riding transit, get tested at the nearest COVID-19 assessment site and follow public health instructions.

With guidance from Peel Public Health, riders are reminded that tight-fitting non-medical masks covering your nose, mouth and chin are mandatory on buses and terminals. The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks.

Visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19 for regular updates and visit www.bramptontransit.com or follow @bramptontransit on Twitter for service updates. Questions may be directed to Brampton Transit’s Contact Centre at 905.874.2999.

Brampton Recreation
Bunny EGGScitement
Hop into fun with a safe edition of Bunny EGGScitement this Easter! Pick up a craft kit and follow an online tutorial to create a colourful plant pot, take part in a virtual egg hunt, and download colouring activities starting March 29.

Contactless, curbside craft kit pick-up is available on March 31 and April 1 from 3:30 to 7 pm at Cassie Campbell Community Centre, Chinguacousy Park Ski Chalet, Gore Meadows Community Centre, and South Fletcher’s Sportsplex. Please follow all on-site signage and safety instructions during pick-up. Craft kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one per family, while quantities last.

Visit www.brampton.ca/recreation for more information on fun Bunny EGGScitement activities.

Rec At Home
Stay active and engaged at home with online fitness and craft tutorials! Try a full body circuit, learn how to make origami hearts, practice your calligraphy skills, and more. Access a variety of Rec At Home activities at www.brampton.ca/recathome.   

City of Brampton Recreation Centres are temporarily closed and in-person instructor-led recreation programs and services are suspended in response to provincial COVID-19 lockdown measures. For information on virtual and outdoor recreation programs and services, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation.

Brampton Library
In-branch and Curbside Pickup services at all branch libraries will be unavailable on Friday, April 2 (Good Friday).

Visit the Brampton Library website anytime to discover our Digital Library. Here you will find access to digital eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV and Movie streaming, online learning, arts and crafts, and more, all free with your library card. To obtain a Brampton Library card, please click here. Enjoy flexible returns of your borrowed materials through the 24-hour external drop boxes at all branches. 

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Brampton Animal Services
The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Good Friday April 2, Easter Sunday April 4, and Easter Monday April 5. The shelter will be open from 10 am to 4 pm, by appointment only, on Saturday, April 3.

Animal Control is on the road Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm, and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 8 am to 6:30 pm, and will be responding to the following calls only:
• Pick up of sick/injured/aggressive domestic animals and wildlife
• Aggressive animal
• Dog running at large
• Dog bite investigation
• Pick up of confined stray dog
• Pick up of dead animal

Outside of these hours, Animal Control will be responding to emergencies only.

Peel Public Health Reminders for Easter Weekend
Take care of each other over the Easter holiday by only gathering with those you live with. Though the vaccine roll-out continues, we must not let our guard down and continue following public health advice. These actions remain our best defense against the virus. For family and friends who live outside your home, take photos and arrange virtual calls to stay connected and maintain physical distance. Ask your place of worship for virtual gathering options to reduce the risk of spread. If you must gather in-person, please follow gathering limits for religious services.

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Surjit Singh Flora
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