GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO ANNOUNCES FURTHER REGIONS MOVING TO STAGE 2 OF THEIR PROVINCIAL PLAN


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

The Government of Ontario announced recently 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 was the directive that Outdoor Amateur Team Sports can begin “training” under Ontario Soccer Phase 1 in specific regions of the province.

As of June 24, 2020, the following Districts are able to enter Phase 1 of the Ontario Soccer Return to Play plan:

  • Durham Region Soccer Association

  • East Central Ontario Soccer Association

  • Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association

  • Elgin-Middlesex Soccer Association

  • Hamilton Soccer

  • Huronia District Soccer Association

  • Lambton-Kent Soccer Association

  • Niagara Soccer Association

  • North York Soccer Association

  • Peel Halton Soccer Association

  • Sault Amateur Soccer Association

  • Scarborough Soccer Association

  • Soccer Northeastern Soccer Association

  • Soccer Northwestern Soccer Association

  • Soccer North

  • Southeast Ontario Soccer Association

  • Southwest Region Soccer Association

  • Sudbury-Regional Soccer Association

  • Toronto Soccer Association

  • York Region Soccer Association

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

  • Essex County Soccer Association

The above District Soccer Association has not been cleared as of yet to commence with Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play “Phase 1 Training”.

Ontario Soccer is mirroring the Government of Ontario regional approach for the restart to sports this summer, with 33 Public Health Units now cleared to move to Stage 2 of the government’s plans.

Please be advised of the following critical sport specific steps that your organization must now take to begin Return to Play and the directives from Ontario Soccer, in alignment with Canada Soccer on soccer’s implementation plan.


Original article: https://www.ontariosoccer.net/news_article/show/1110329


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