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
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
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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