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News release: September 1, 2020

Correction to COVID-19 travel advice given at Brampton Press Conference on August 26th, 2020

September 1, 2020 (BRAMPTON, ON)

“Last week, at Brampton's press conference, I asked residents to reconsider travel outside of the Region.

It's important to clarify that this suggestion refers to international travel. Peel Public Health's advice aligns with federal recommendations against non-essential travel outside of Canada.

At this time, Peel Public Health does not have any recommendations against domestic travel outside of our Region. However, we encourage everyone, whether out and about in our community or travelling elsewhere in Canada, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing the Core Four Behaviours: maintaining a physical distance of two metres from people outside one's social circle, wearing a non-medical mask where that is not possible, handwashing, and getting tested and staying home if one is sick.”

Media contact

Ashleigh Hawkins
Communications Specialist - Public Health
Region of Peel
Cell: 416-818-4421

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.