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Covid-19 Updates

Latest News and Updates from Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer

During this time, as we all adjust to the restrictions and closures associated to the fight against the spread of Covid-19 we wish to keep our membership and the Soccer Community informed as it relates to amateur sports/youth sports.  

This page will capture that latest news and updates the Club is being provided by our Governing bodies; Canada Soccer, Ontario Soccer and Huronia District.

We will also post updates on our social media platforms, so please connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

Stay safe, stay active, and please adhere to social distancing restrictions.

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INFORMATION BULLETINS FROM ONTARIO SOCCER


Ontario Soccer Message - June 8 2020

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Bulletin #: I2020-060

Date: June 8, 2020

To: Ontario Soccer; District Membership, ORA and Associate Members

CC: Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From: Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer

Subject: Provincial Government Announcement on Outdoor Amateur Team Sports

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and governmental sport and public health advisors, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.

The Ontario Government announced today that it is increasing the social gathering limits from 5 to 10 people and that it will be taking a regional approach, in their Stage 2 plan, for the re-opening of the economy.

Also included in this announcement is the directive that Outdoor Amateur Team Sports can begin training in specific regions of the province. This directive takes effect 12:01am, Friday, June 12, 2020.

Public health unit regions allowed to move into Stage 2 as of Friday, June 12 include (with applicable District Soccer Association inserted):

 Algoma Public Health (Sault Amateur Soccer Association)

 Brant County Health Unit (Hamilton Soccer)

 Chatham-Kent Public Health (Lambton-Kent Soccer Association)

 Eastern Ontario Health Unit (Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association)

 Grey Bruce Health Unit (Southwest Regional)

 Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (East Central Ontario Soccer Association)  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (Southeast Ontario Soccer Association)

 Huron Perth Public Health (Southwest Regional)

 Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health (Southeast Ontario Soccer Association)

 Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (Southeast Ontario Soccer Association)  Middlesex-London Health Unit (Elgin-Middlesex Soccer Association)

 North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Soccer Northeastern Soccer Association)  Northwestern Health Unit (Soccer Northwestern Soccer Association)

 Ottawa Public Health (Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association)

 Peterborough Public Health (East Central Ontario Soccer Association)

 Porcupine Health Unit (Sudbury-Regional Soccer Association)

 Public Health Sudbury & Districts (Sudbury Regional Soccer Association)

 Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services (Southwest Regional)

 Renfrew County and District Health Unit (Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association)

 Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit (Huronia District Soccer Association)

 Southwestern Public Health (Lambton Kent District Soccer Association)

 Thunder Bay District Health Unit (Soccer Northwestern Soccer Association)

 Timiskaming Health Unit (Soccer Northeastern Soccer Association)

 Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (Southwest Regional)

The following regions will remain in Stage 1 of the provincial plan until it is safe to move into Stage 2:

 Durham Region Health Department (Durham Region Soccer Association)

 Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (Hamilton Soccer)

 Halton Region Public Health (Peel Halton Soccer Association)

 Hamilton Public Health Services (Hamilton Soccer)

 Lambton Public Health (Lambton Kent District Soccer Association)

 Niagara Region Public Health (Niagara Soccer Association)

 Peel Public Health (Peel Halton Soccer Association)

 Toronto Public Health (Toronto Soccer Association)

 Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (Essex County Soccer Association)

 York Region Public Health (York Regional Soccer Association)

This list will be updated when public health unit regions meet the criteria to proceed to Stage 2.

Pleased be advised of the following critical information as it pertains to our specific sport approval process in alignment with Canada Soccer:

1. Canada Soccer has recently approved Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations (the plan)

2. The Ontario Soccer Board of Directors has recently approved Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations (the plan)

3. Ontario Soccer will share this document with the member Districts and affiliated Clubs and Academies in the coming days so that those who are in regions that are cleared for Return to Play may begin preparations to do so ONLY once they have been cleared and have completed Canada Soccer’s Risk Assessment tool. More information to come in the coming days under a separate Bulletin, including a copy of the Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations (the plan).

The Provincial Government has stated in general, that Outdoor team sports may resume, if physical distancing is maintained for training only and with no scrimmages or games.

 This includes limited access to facilities (e.g., no locker rooms, no change rooms and no showers).

 Access to clubhouse and other amenities will be limited to washrooms, emergency aid and equipment management.

More details will be forthcoming in Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations.

For further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members. Please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.

If you have not subscribed to our weekly e-Newsletter, please do so here.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director of Administration.

Ontario Soccer Message - May 11 2020

Action Bulletin
 

Bulletin #:   A2020-014

Date:           May 11, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer

Subject:      COVID-19 Cancellation and Postponement Notice Update

 

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and governmental advisors, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are assessing operations and deciding cancelations and postponements on a month-to-month basis as the pandemic continues to unfold.

 

As a follow up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13, as well as the Ontario Soccer announcements of March 24 and April 7Ontario Soccer is announcing today that all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of June have been cancelled or postponed.

 

This decision will affect the start of the early portion of the 2020 Outdoor Season for Local, Regional, District, Provincial, OASL, OPDL and all other leagues across Ontario.

 

For those who may be concerned about registering for the abridged outdoor season, Ontario Soccer is encouraging participants to do so now, so that Districts, Leagues, Clubs and Academies can be fully prepared to kick off the Return to Play season when announced. Please contact your local Club or Academy for more information about registration.

 

Ontario Soccer recently announced, that should the 2020 Outdoor Season be cancelled, SportsEngine has agreed not to collect the SAAS fees applicable to the 2020 Outdoor Season.  As a result, Ontario Soccer will not collect both, Outdoor Player Registration fees or SAAS fees, if the 2020 Outdoor Season is cancelled in its entirety.

 

Going forward multiple scenarios are being considered which may include a modified Outdoor Season for 2020 or cancellation, if necessary. Please note that due to some municipal government restrictions, playing fields may remain closed beyond June, therefore some District Associations may have issued notices of cancellation past June. Clubs or Academies should consult with their District Association if they have any questions.

 

At this time, Ontario Soccer is asking organizations at all levels of membership – District, Club and Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) – to actively communicate our official information updates to the members of their soccer community by posting this information on their website, sharing it via email and using social media.

 

Ontario Soccer continues to receive a variety of direct inquiries from participants (and parents) requesting information. It is critical that all Soccer Clubs and ORAs keep their members informed during these challenging times.

 

As social or physical distancing is not a concern in an online, isolated environment, activities that can be completed online, such as Match Official Accreditation Clinics, some Coaching Courses, Outdoor 2020 participant registration or other activities that do not require public or private gathering, will continue until further notice. Ontario Soccer has previously given notice regarding insurance for online activities and organizations are reminded to review this before beginning any such activities.

 

If your membership has further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members to better inform themselves. As well, please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.

 

If you have not subscribed to our weekly e-Newsletter, please do so here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director of Administration.

Ontario Soccer Message - April 7 2020

Action Bulletin
 

Bulletin #:   A2020-009

Date:           April 7, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer

Subject:      COVID-19 Cancellation Notice Update 

Ontario Soccer is announcing today, as further follow up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13 as well as the Ontario Soccer announcement of March 24, that all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of May have been cancelled or postponed.

 

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and governmental advisors, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are assessing operations and deciding cancelations and postponements on a month-to-month basis as the pandemic continues to unfold.

 

This decision will affect the start of the spring portion of the 2020 Outdoor Season for the Local, Regional, District, Provincial, OASL, OPDL and all other leagues across Ontario.

 

For those who may be concerned about registering for the abridged outdoor season, Ontario Soccer is encouraging participants to do so now, so that Districts, Clubs and Academies can be fully prepared to kick off the Return to Play season when announced. Please contact your local Club or Academy for more information.

 

Multiple scenarios are being considered which includes a modified Outdoor Season in 2020 as well as further potential postponements, if necessary. Please also note that due to some municipal government restrictions, playing fields have been closed down beyond May, therefore some District Associations have issued membership notices of cancellation past May. Clubs or Academies should consult with your Member District Association if you have any questions.

 

At this time, Ontario Soccer is asking organizations at all levels of membership – District, Club and Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) – to actively communicate our official information updates to their soccer community members by posting on their website, sharing it via email and using social media. Ontario Soccer continues to receive a variety of direct inquiries from participants (and parents) requesting information. It is critical that all Soccer Clubs and ORAs keep their members informed during these challenging times.

 

As social or physical distancing is not a concern in an online, isolated environment, activities that can be completed online, such as Match Official Accreditation Clinics, some Coaching Courses, registering for future events and competitions such as Ontario Cup, or the outdoor season registration and other activities that do not require public or private gathering, will continue until further notice.

 

If your membership has further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members to better inform themselves. As well, please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.

 

If you have not subscribed to our weekly e-Newsletter, please do so here.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director of Administration.


Ontario Soccer Message - March 24 2020

Action Bulletin

 

24 March 2020 - Ontario Soccer Bulletin 

 

Bulletin #:   A2020-007

Date:           Mar. 24, 2020

 

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer

 

Subject:      COVID-19 Cancellation Notice Update 

 

 

As a further follow up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13 regarding the suspension of all sanctioned soccer events and activities, Ontario Soccer today is announcing that all scheduled events and activities for the month of April have been cancelled.

 

 

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer, have been monitoring the most recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the emerging public health crisis and are currently assessing operations and deciding cancellations on a month-to-month basis as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.

 

At this time, Ontario Soccer is also asking organizations at all levels of membership – District, Club and Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) – to actively communicate our official information updates to their soccer community members by posting on their website, sharing it via email and using social media. We have received a variety of direct inquiries from participants (and parents) requesting information. It is critical that all Soccer Clubs and ORAs keep their members informed during these challenging times.

 

As social or physical distancing is not a concern in an online, isolated environment, activities that can be completed online, such as Match Official Accreditation Clinics, some Coaching Courses, registering for future events and competitions such as Ontario Cup, or the outdoor season registration and other activities that do not require public or private gathering, will continue until further notice.

 

If your membership has further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, Updates on COVID-19 Impacted Activities and FAQ #2 and the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members to better inform themselves.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes - pforbes@ontariosoccer.net Director of Administration.


Ontario Soccer Message - March 23 2020

Information Bulletin

 

Bulletin #:   I2020-031

 

Date:           Mar. 23, 2020

 

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer 

 

Subject:      Updates of COVID-19 Impacted Activities and FAQ #2 

 

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer, continues to monitor the most recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the emerging public health crisis.

 

Ontario Soccer has received additional questions from the membership since the first COVID-19 FAQ was released on March 16, 2020. Ontario Soccer have prepared the following additional frequently asked questions (FAQ) based on inquires received.

 

Is the outdoor soccer season at risk of being cancelled and how is that being assessed and decided?

 

At the present time the 2020 Outdoor Soccer season at all levels in Ontario has not been cancelled. Ontario Soccer, working in collaboration with Canada Soccer and its Member Associations across Canada are communicating on a regular basis as we assess the situation. Within Ontario Soccer, a crisis management team meets daily monitoring and assessing directives from public health authorities, our provincial government and our provincial sport ministry office.  From these daily briefings, Ontario Soccer is updating membership on directives through our various communication channels. Please go to ontariosoccer.net for our updates as well as visiting our COVID-19 Impacted Events pages for the CoachingMatch OfficialHigh Performance and Competition and Events programs

 

Recent communications from Ontario Soccer are indicating that some programming is moving to online delivery.  Is this considered a sanctioned activity by participants?

 

In an effort to continue to keep the planning and support for our game moving forward, Ontario Soccer is shifting some of its soccer activities to an online environment. As these initiatives are considered compliant with current provincial authority directives including self-isolation and physical-distancing, these activities are considered sanctioned. For further information, please see the latest update.

 

During this state of self-isolation and physical-distancing we are in, how can we still be engaged in the game we all love?

 

Demonstrated through various social media channels, Ontario Soccer membership participants are finding creative ways to stay active with the beautiful game while practicing self-isolation and physical-distancing. We applaud many Soccer Clubs and Academies that are leading such creative skill challenges and coach to team on-line tutorials. In the coming weeks, Ontario Soccer is developing some additional fun initiatives to contribute to the activities currently active online.

 

Suspension and/or cancellation of sanctioned soccer events and activities is having an economic impact at all levels. What resources are available and how do we best manage?

 

The impact of soccer under suspension is felt at every level throughout Ontario and across Canada. We are no different from any business feeling the effects of such a shutdown.  Each soccer organization under our governance structure operate as independent entities, supported by their membership and led by their elected Boards of Directors. As the COVID-19 pandemic has dictated the status of operations we are all in, there is no answer to how long we will continue to be under such circumstances. Ontario Soccer are presently operating on a month-to-month basis as we review the ongoing health crisis, until such definitive information and directives tell us otherwise. These are challenging times for all of us and we fully understand difficult decisions will have to be made. Through our research and communications with governments, Ontario Soccer will provide any updates as it pertains to subsidy programs that may be made available.

 

How should soccer organizations best manage their staffing and the potential for layoff due to loss of work during the COVID-19 crisis?

 

Employees, whether they are fulltime, part-time or independent contractors are entitled to apply for government programs that provide support.  Your soccer organization should have a crisis plan and policies in place that inform staff on how the organization will handle this type of situation.  An example of a policy would be employees working from home and how that will be managed.

As employers it is essential that you understand and are up to date on Employment Standards Legislation, as well as the initiatives offered by the Federal government with regards to EI and support during the COVID-19 crisis.  This will assist you in supporting your staff. The links below offer substantial information for your use. 

https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act-0

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

 

I have seen that OPDL and OASL are postponing the start of their season. What is happening with the recreational, competitive, regional and district leagues?

 

Ontario Soccer runs the operations of the OPDL and OASL and as such have communicated recently a delay in the start of their seasons so participating organizations may make operational adjustments. Since the status of the entire Outdoor season is still unknown this is all that can be confirmed at this time. Youth local or District recreational and/or competitive leagues are under the direct governance and operations of our member Districts and Leagues. The Regional and Senior Provincial leagues are under the direct governance of Ontario Soccer. If necessary, please contact your District or League for further information.

 

My team was competing in the Provincial Indoor Soccer League before play was suspended. What will happen to our season?

 

At the present time, all Ontario Soccer sanctioned competition is suspended indefinitely which includes the Provincial Indoor Soccer League. Staff are working on a number of scenarios for the league to complete the season if/when the indoor season resumes. Teams will continue to be updated on a regular basis and as more information becomes available. If you have any questions please contact staff at pisl@ontariosoccer.net.


Ontario Soccer Message - March 16 2020

Information Bulletin
 

Bulletin #:   I2020-025

Date:           Mar. 16, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer 

Subject:      Updates on COVID-19 Impacted Activities and FAQ

 

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer, continues to monitor the most recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the emerging public health crisis.

 

Following discussions with our national governing body, input from relevant government agencies and medical experts, Ontario Soccer made the difficult decision last week to

immediately suspend all sanctioned soccer events and activities in the province until further notice.

 

Ontario Soccer has received a number of questions from membership since our notice of March 12. We have prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQ) based on inquires received.

 

How did Ontario Soccer decide to suspend all sanctioned soccer events and activities indefinitely?

 

Since the outbreak began, Ontario Soccer has been in consultation with our national governing body, input from relevant government agencies and medical experts. Ontario Soccer closely monitored the situation daily and the steps other organizations were taking. The Ontario Soccer Board of Directors made the decision based on the health and well-being of our membership, including players, coaches, match officials, administrators, fans, staff and volunteers.

 

What does suspended indefinitely mean?

 

Ontario Soccer will continue following the guidelines set forth by the public health authorities, government agencies and soccer governing bodies. We have assembled a crisis management team and meet daily to review and act accordingly while in communication with our Board of Directors and the District Presidents’ Forum. We will issue membership updates as appropriate and will include further details as warranted.

 

What are “Ontario Soccer sanctioned events and activities”?

 

Ontario Soccer membership sanctioned events and activities include soccer training and matches at all levels in Ontario, trials, camps, team activities, provincial championships and programming events.

 

Does this affect all soccer participants in Ontario?

 

No, it only affects all participants and organizations that are registered and sanctioned through Ontario Soccer and/or our 21 member District Associations, Regional and Provincial Leagues.

 

What is the affect on the Ontario Soccer Centre?

 

The Ontario Soccer Centre located in Vaughan, ON is now closed. All rentals scheduled at the facility have been suspended indefinitely. The Ontario Soccer offices within the facility are closed. Staff are accessible by email and telephone.

 

Does the suspension of all sanctioned events and activities mean our team cannot practice?

 

Yes, all training is suspended.

 

Which events or activities have been postponed, cancelled in-person or moving to an online learning environment?

 

Ontario Soccer CoachingMatch OfficialHigh Performance and Competition and Events programs are creating detailed lists of upcoming courses or events that will be cancelled in-person, postponed or moving to an online learning environment.

 

A notice on the status of the OPDL and OASL seasons will be sent to the membership by March 20, 2020.

 

For all other information on postponed or cancelled events, please contact your local District, Club and Academy for more information.

 

If you have any general questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director, Administration.


Ontario Soccer Message - March 13 2020

Action Bulletin
 

Bulletin #:   A2020-004

Date:           Mar. 13, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer

Subject:      Canada Soccer announces suspension of all sanctioned soccer activities

 

Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activities with immediate effect after consultation with the Canada Soccer Sport Medicine Committee, public health authorities and the Provincial and Territorial Member Associations.

 

The Canada Soccer decision impacts all domestic soccer activity as well as National Teams across all age groups with the decision crucial to ensure the safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff and fans.

 

Canada Soccer previously announced the cancellation of upcoming home matches for both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams scheduled for British Columbia on March 27 and 31 on Vancouver Island and April 14 in Vancouver respectively.

 

The 2020 Canada Soccer Futsal Canadian Championship scheduled for April 2-4 in Kingston, Ontario is also cancelled and will be held in Spring 2021. In addition, no other National Team programming either domestically or abroad including Para and Futsal will take place until further notice.

 

The U23 Men’s National Team scheduled to play in the Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers later this month in Mexico will await direction from Concacaf on the qualification process given the official postponement of the competition.

 

The Canada Soccer Super REX Centre in Markham has also been closed effective immediately.

 

All coaching courses and any national referee programming operated directly by Canada Soccer have been postponed and no in person Canada Soccer Board or Committee meetings will be held.

 

Travel approvals for all professional and amateur teams will be rescinded until further notice with no travel permitted for teams outside of Canada. In addition, any team that is already out of the country will be required to adhere to the quarantine regulations of their respective provinces or territories as well as the Government of Canada.

 

For any Ontario teams who have purchased their insurance in advance and choose not to travel they are eligible for a full refund if the effective date has not passed.

 

When the member enters the Tugo site there is a link directing them to a FAQ page with information.

 

Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer has been and will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with all public health authorities and relevant governing bodies and provide updates.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director, Administration.


Ontario Soccer Message - March 12 2020

Information Bulletin
 

Bulletin #:   I2020-023

Date:           Mar. 12, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer 

Subject:      Ontario Soccer Statement on COVID-19 

 

Ontario Soccer, with its members, are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation on a hourly and daily basis.

 

We are monitoring the most recent developments and communicating with our members regarding the appropriate measures to take as the situation continues to evolve.

 

Ontario Soccer is working with our national governing body, our relevant government agencies and medical experts to properly assess this public health crisis.

The health and safety of our participants is of the utmost importance as we manage through this situation.

 

Updates will be issued as appropriate and will include details about potentially postponing or cancelling events.

 

Further information and updates can be found on our website.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director, Administration.


Ontario Soccer Message - March 9 2020

Action Bulletin
 

Bulletin #:   A2020-003

Date:           Mar. 9, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer and Ontario Soccer Centre Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer

Subject:      COVID-19 Update 

 

Further to Ontario Soccer’s Information Bulletin of Jan. 29, 2020 on COVID-19 and following protocols that are in place now for sport, corporate and cultural

organizations, Ontario Soccer is suspending the traditional practice of handshakes between players and match officials in all matches effective immediately until further notice.

 

Ontario Soccer is monitoring the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and in concert with Canada Soccer, the Canada Soccer Medical Committee and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

 

The following resources are available for your use in your community:

 

This joint message is from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee comprised of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). 

 

It is meant to guide National Sporting Organizations (NSOs) in decision-making with respect to travel to competitions within and outside Canada. Information has been obtained from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada and Australian Institute of Sports websites. This advisory will be updated regularly and distributed to NSOs and other high performance sport partners.

 

The latest WHO statements can be found at WHO website on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

When travelling to sporting events we recommend that you check for up-to-date travel advisories from the Government of Canada at: Government of Canada COVID-19 Travel Advice.

 

When dealing with your competition or training facilities we offer a sample of some of the protocols and practices being put in place for the Ontario Soccer Center. 

 

Ontario Soccer encourage you to contact your municipality for their directives regarding this matter.

 

  • Signage provided by the Provincial Government temporarily displayed inside the facility including front doorways and inside washroom facilities.
  • All door handles, railings, buttons wiped down with an approved disinfectant at a minimum of twice daily.
  • Washroom facilities and fixtures including hand dryers and garbage bins cleaned with an approved disinfectant every hour during evening and weekends, and at a minimum of once during regular business hours.
  • Publicly accessible areas disinfected via air dispersal using an approved sanitizer and fogger once daily prior to staff arrival. Please note that this disinfectant is 100% safe, biodegradable, and is identified with a ministry approved DIN (Drug Identification Number).
  • Change rooms cleaned and sanitized daily, including floors and showers which will be disinfected using a bleach solution at an accepted 1:30 ratio.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the facility.

Lastly, Public Health Ontario provide further information on best practices regarding COVID-19.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director, Administration.