Mandatory Face Coverings and Your Business

Based on advice from Peel Public Health, Brampton Council approved City of Brampton By-law 135-2020 which makes non-medical masks or face coverings mandatory  in all indoor public spaces in the City of Brampton, beginning today, July 10. 

This decision was made to protect the health of our residents and workers and support businesses as they reopen and the economy advances through Stage 2 of the Province's reopening and recovery phases.

We have created a toolkit which contains everything you will need to ensure you and your business are in compliance with this by-law. All of the information and resources you will need, including a sample policy and printable pdfs of posters for you to display at the entrance to your business, is located at Brampton.ca/masks.

By July 15, Brampton businesses who operate establishments which serve the public are required to be prepared for this by-law. 

As a business owner/operator, here's what you need to do: 
  • Create a mask policy for your business. The policy does not need to be posted or submitted to the City but the owner/operator shall, upon request, provide a copy of the policy for inspection by an Officer. (Sample Policy)
  • Communicate this new policy to staff and customers.
  • Post signs at all entrances reminding everyone to wear a mask. (Download Sign)
  • Train your staff on the policy and who is exempt.
  • Ensure that all staff, customers or visitors wear a mask indoors, with some exceptions (e.g. children under the age of two and people with certain health conditions, employees in designated areas or protected by a physical barrier). Note that proof is not required if someone has an exemption.
Individuals and businesses not adhering to this by-law may be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

Thank you for working with us to combat COVID-19 in our community.  If you have any questions, please contact us:
Peel Region's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh, will cover various topics and answer your questions about safely reopening your business. Topics covered:
  • Safely reopen using a step-by-step guide through the Ontario Workplace Safety Plan
  • Minimize the spread of COVID-19 while business is open 
  • Know what to do if there's COVID-19 workplace exposure 
  • Understand who does what: Ministry of Labour, Public Health, Employer
  • Answer questions you may have i.e. face mask and policy requirements etc.
For up-to-date information about the City of of Brampton's COVID-19 response, City services and facility and programming closures, visit  brampton.ca/covid19.
For current information from Peel Public Health, visit  peelregion.ca/coronavirus.
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