The Government of Ontario announced on January 20, 2022 that it is relaxing public health measures, in response to the recent status of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Effective January 31, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. the Government of Ontario will reintroduce a 50 per cent capacity (or 500 people, whichever is less) for spectators for indoor sports and recreational fitness venues.  

The Government of Ontario has indicated that it will ease restrictions over a phased approach of 21-day increments, based on public health indicators at the time. We will see further adjustments to capacity limits for indoor sport and recreation facilities on February 21 and then again on March 14, 2022. 

Full details regarding these changes are now available: O. Reg. 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step

ROADMAP AND REGULATIONS

RETURN TO SPORT

- December 21, 2021

- Updated July 23, 2021

- Updated December 22, 2021

RESOURCES

HELPFUL LINKS

Public Health Unit Locator

Guidance for Outdoor Play during COVID-19

Public Health Ontario COVID-19

Government of Canada COVID-19

World Health Organization COVID-19

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has issued a new True Sport Resource as follows:

“As sport organizations return to play amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that there may be some uncertainly for parents, caregivers and participants alike. As such, we have created a guide to help parents and caregivers navigate their child’s return to sport, called Safe Return to Community Sport: A True Sport Guide for Parents and Caregivers. In addition to posing a series of important questions aligned with the True Sport Principles, there is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to assess the program’s commitment to values-based sport and consider whether the principles are at the forefront of their child’s sport experience."