News release: January 15, 2021
New and voluntary COVID-19 isolation centres open closer to home
Brampton, ON (January 15, 2021) – With support from provincial and federal funding sources, Peel Region will be opening a new, voluntary isolation site in Brampton today, in addition to our existing site in Mississauga which has been operational since March 2020. There will also be additional isolation centres opening as needed in the immediate future within Brampton and Mississauga, enabling more people to safely recover from COVID-19 in communities closer to home.
Isolation centres in Peel are available to all residents.
The Region’s isolation centres support people from all areas in Peel. They provide free, comfortable and private hotel facilities for anyone in need of a safe place to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation to and from the centre is provided, along with three meals daily and free Wi-Fi in the rooms to stay in touch with loved ones at home.
Residents should isolate when
- Tested positive for COVID-19.
- Have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or has COVID-19 symptoms.
- Received a notification from the COVID Alert app that you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Returned from travel outside Canada in the past 14 days.
- When instructed by PublicHealth.
The program is immediately available to anyone in Peel. Call the new intake line 905-281-1269 or visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/self-isolation/#home for more information.
“The ability to isolate safely is essential to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Expanding locations into more communities across Peel increases access for residents and provides them a safe place to isolate and ultimately protect their loved ones and community.” – Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel – Public Health
“We are excited about the arrival of new isolation centres in Brampton. More isolation centres right in our neighbourhoods means Brampton residents can ensure family at home stay safe. We welcome the new centre and we welcome safety and recovery for our loved ones.” – Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton
“The announcement of new isolation centres in Peel, with one serving the Malton community, is very encouraging news. We’ve known for a long time that ensuring residents have a safe place to isolate, that is convenient and close to home, is a critical step in protecting our community from COVID-19. I want to thank both the federal and provincial governments for making this important investment in Peel Region.” – Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
Quick Facts and Additional Resources
- Region of Peel was one of the first municipalities in Ontario to provide free isolation and recovery facilities for residents recovering from COVID-19. Residents were initially referred through Case Management and Regional service streams as soon as the need was identified.
- Peel’s first isolation centre was set up in March 2020 and the first recovery centre was established in April 2020, providing health care supports and on-location medical staff.
- Through federal funding, program capacity and client eligibility expanded in November 2020, enabling us to build upon the foundation in place.
- Participation in Peel’s COVID-19 isolation centres is voluntary. Residents can choose to sign up.
- Government of Canada Announces Funding for New COVID-19 Safe Voluntary Isolation Centre in Peel, Ontario (Release, November 26, 2020)
Region of Peel
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.