Red-Control designation impacts on City of Brantford programs and services

City Hall

BRANTFORD, ON – Effective immediately, Brantford is in the Red-Control level of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. This means broader-scale measures and restrictions across multiple sectors are in place to control transmission in our area. Restrictions in Red-Control are the most severe available before widescale business or organizational closures.

Upon the advice of the Brant County Health Unit Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH), no patrons outside of the region comprising the City of Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River are permitted to access recreational services at City of Brantford facilities no matter what colour designation of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework patrons outside of our region are travelling from.

Outside Jurisdiction Orders 

Individuals who live in other jurisdictions who are already registered to play hockey for a Brantford league/team are permitted to only train in City facility rinks while Brantford remains in the Red designation level of the provincial framework. For example, a player who lives in Hamilton is permitted to train at City arenas ONLY IF he/she is pre-registered and is already on a Brantford team. However, entire teams from other jurisdictions outside our region are not permitted to visit City arenas at this time, no matter what colour designation level the team is travelling from. Furthermore, within the Red designation, scrimmage and/or games are not permitted.

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Fitness & Indoor track

The Weight Room, Fitness classes and Indoor Track will be limited to 10 participants at one time. Pre-registration is required every Wednesday beginning at 7:00 a.m. for bookings the following week. Register online at Back-to-back bookings are not available at this time.


Gymnasium rentals will be limited to 10 athletes plus coaches/trainers. Bookings for the Gymnasium are restricted to Brantford sports organizations only. Outside jurisdiction organization bookings will not be accepted at this time. 


  • Scrimmage and/or games at the facility will not be permitted. Approved use is for training only
  • Minor rentals will continue, however adult rentals will be cancelled while Brantford remains in the Red level designation
  • All dressing rooms will remain closed including goalie rooms
  • The capacity limit on each ice pad is 10 players/skaters plus coaches/trainers
  • The capacity limit in each rink is 25 people
  • Children under 18 years of age may be accompanied by one parent or guardian
  • No spectators are permitted
  • Pre-screening questions including contact tracing questions will be asked upon entry
  • Approved user groups will be required to continue providing pre-populated Screening Sheets at the time of each rental
  • Patrons/renters that reside outside of Brantford, the County of Brant or Six Nations of the Grand River will not be permitted to rent or attend programs/activities at City facilities until further notice
  • All user groups associated with a Brantford Sports Association will be required to continue to follow enhanced protocols currently in place

Community Centres

Effective immediately until further notice, pickle-ball and sports rentals at City Community Centres are cancelled.

Woodman Community Centre Indoor Skatepark

The Indoor Skatepark at Woodman Community Centre will remain open for the time being, however the capacity limit is now reduced to 10 or less patrons at a time

Online City Services

Many services can be requested and addressed using one of our comprehensive online forms, meaning you can conveniently request a city service from the comfort of your home. Review the list of Popular City Services available online. Use the City’s online form to report an issue or request a non-urgent City service. For general enquiries, please email the Customer Contact Centre or call 519-759-4150.

Let’s take care of each other

With case counts in our area rising, residents and businesses play an even more significant role in keeping our community safe. There are several risk factors that help drive transmission of COVID-19, including:

  • close contact
  • closed spaces
  • crowded places
  • forceful exhalation

Close contact is the highest risk. Limiting these risks is critical to stopping the spread of COVID_19 in our community. Please stay vigilant and continue to follow these important public health guidelines:

  • Stay home when you can and avoid close contact with others outside of your household
  • Wear a face covering in public spaces
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Stay home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms
  • Download the COVID alert app

Additional updates regarding City programs and services, and the continuity of services consistent with the Ontario Reopening framework are shared regularly on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages and at


Media Contact:
Maria Visocchi Director, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5754 |


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