Athletics Ontario is committed to supporting the needs and safety of our members and encourages everyone to stay well informed of the COVID-19 situation.


We have introduced weekly town hall conference calls for our coaches, officials and club associates where we will provide updates on relevant topics and some potential planning for the future. Please visit our AO Town Hall page for information on past and future town hall meetings.

Athletics Ontario will be following the Back on Track guidelines developed by the National task force. We have also highlighted any additional or differing guidelines that have been set specifically for the Province of Ontario.

The Back on Track guidelines are available on our Return to Sport page.

Click here to review Athletics Ontario’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate.


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PPE Resources:

Daily Updates


July 14th Updates:

TTFC – Return to Train – Communication

June 30th Updates:

We have now updated the Athletics Ontario’s Road & Trail Return to Competition Guidelines

June 25th Updates:

Toronto Track and Field Centre – Return to Train – Communication

Return to Train – TTFC Form – June 2021
(downloadable form)

June 8th Updates:

Re-Opening: Guidelines for AO Members in Stage One

May 21st Updates:

Re-Opening of Outdoor Amenities & Activities

May 19th Updates:

Athletics Ontario bands with 5 PSO’s expanding efforts to re-open outdoor activities

May 5th Updates:

Athletics Ontario sends letter to Premier Ford in support of National Mental Health Week

April 26th Updates:

Athletics Canada update on Olympic and Paralympic Trials presented by Bell

April 24th Updates:

Canada withdraws from 2021 World Athletics Relays

April 16th Updates:

AO – Outdoor Gatherings, Group Training and Competitions Prohibited Starting Saturday

Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order
Government of Ontario

Ford announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases threaten to remain high all summer
CBC Toronto

Full list of new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Ontario

Ontario extends stay-at-home order, restricts interprovincial travel as province loses battle against COVID-19
CTV News Toronto

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings
Global News

April 7th Updates:

AO – Ontario issues stay-at-home order and declares third state of emergency

April 2nd Updates:

Chengdu 2021 World University Games moved to 2022 because of COVID-19 pandemic

April 1st Updates:

AO – Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake

March 26th Updates:

TTFC – Return to Train – Communication

January 19th Updates:

AO – Provincial Emergency and Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order Update

January 15th Updates: 

Ontario Regulations. 82/20: RULES FOR AREAS IN STAGE 1

January 13th Updates:

Athletics Ontario Advises Clubs to Consider Alternative Training Methods

January 12th Updates:

Update: Ontario Lockdown and Stay at Home Order

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

CTV News: Ontario addresses confusion about new stay-at-home rules. These are the answers to your top questions


December 22nd Updates:

Ontario Lockdown

The following is a link to the specific regulations:

November 23rd Updates:

Toronto & Peel Updated Training Facility Restrictions

November 20th Updates:

Toronto & Peel Regions Move into Lockdown

October 15th Updates: 

U SPORTS unable to offer national championships in winter 2021

OUA announces cancellation of sanctioned sport programming up to March 31, 2021

October 14th Updates:

Athletics Ontario and Its Members are Subject to Reduced Gathering Limits

October 13th Updates: 

Athletics Canada withdraws team from 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships

October 9th Updates:

Athletics Ontario NOT Impacted by Additional Public Health Measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region

September 18th Updates:

CORRECTION Regarding Reduced Limits for Practice and Gatherings

September 17th Updates:

Practice and Gathering Limits Lowered for Toronto, Peel Region & Ottawa

July 15th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update – July 15th

July 2nd Updates:

*There have been recent changes made to the Ontario-Specific Return to Training Addendum! Please view the most recent document on our Return to Sport page.

July 1st Updates:

Toronto Track and Field Centre Notice of Re-Opening

June 30th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update – June 30th

June 17th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update – June 17th

June 8th Updates:

Ontario Summer Games postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

OUA Announces Cancellation of Sanctioned Sport Programming up to December 31, 2020

U SPORTS Cancels 2020 Fall Championships due to COVID-19

OCAA to Suspend Fall Sports for 2020

May 29th Updates:

Letter from the Ministry – Emergency Order Amendment

National Back on Track Return to Training Guidelines

May 28th Updates:

Return to Training Guidelines NOW AVAILABLE!
Return to Sport

May 21st Updates:

BC Athletics: Mental Health – The Psychology of Return to Group Training

May 20th Updates:

May 20 Town Hall – Return to Training Protocol Development
*This is a DRAFT document to outline the starting structure of our framework. At this time, no group activity or training will be sanctioned, nor endorsed by Athletics Ontario.*

Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Update – May 20th Update

May 18th Updates:

“Back on Track” National Task Force Has Been Established

May 14th Updates:

Reopening Ontario after COVID-19 – Phase One

AO Notice of Re-Opening

May 6th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – May 6 Update

CSIO – Motivating Your Sport Communities During COVID-19

April 29th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – April 29th Update

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and the Sport Community

April 28th Updates:

World Athletics Creates $500,000 Pandemic Fund to Support Athletes

April 24th Updates:

Athletics-European championships canceled due to COVID-19

April 15th, Updates:

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – April 15 Update

April 14th Updates:

NCAA Bans Virtual Workouts Moving Forward

April 13th Updates:

Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you should not walk/run/bike close behind each other.

April 9th Updates:

Athletics Canada – Olympic and Paralympic Trials presented by Bell return to Montreal in 2021

Canadian track and field trials for Tokyo Games to remain in Montreal

April 8th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – April 8th Update

April 7th Updates:

World Athletics – Olympic Qualification Dates Suspended

Project Echo is now LIVE: Join the Conversation!
Facebook Live Session – Wednesday April 8th at 11:00am, Hosted by Adam Purdy

April 6th Updates:

Yuval Noah Harari: The World After Coronavirus

CANCELLED: 44th National Youth Track and Field Championships

April 1st Updates:

World Athletics -The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee- April 1st Update

March 31st Updates:

2020 OFSAA Track and Field – CANCELLED

March 30th Updates:

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021

March 26th Updates:

AO’s April NCCP Coaching Clinics CANCELLED

March 25th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory  Committee – March 25th Update

COVID-19 Summary of Federal Economic Response Plan
Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

March 24th Updates:

IOC Agrees to Postpone Olympics Up to A Year


World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi postponed

March 23rd Updates:

Athletics Canada Tokyo Statement

Athletics Canada- Canadian Athletes Focusing on What They Can Control

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee- March 23 Update

March 22nd Updates:

AC – Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks

COC and CPC- Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games due to COVID-19 risks

March 19th Updates:

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – March 19th Advisory Update

March 16th Updates:

AO March 16th COVID-19 Update

March 13th Updates

List of AC Cancelled Events 

Canadian Masters Indoor Championship Cancelled

March 12th Updates:

AO COVID-19 Advisory

Athletics Canada COVID-19 Advisory/Guidance

2020 Canadian Indoor U16/U18/U20 Championships Cancelled



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