We have received many email and phone calls from members asking for clarification on the recent Province-wide Stay-at-home order. We have tried to address the most common questions based on our review of the information available to us. This is not legal advice. The guidance and orders provided by the local public health units must be followed. We encourage our members to contact their local public health unit for specific guidance in their areas. Here is a link to find the local public health unit for your area: https://www.phdapps.health.gov.on.ca/phulocator/
The guidance posted on the Ontario government website indicates that indoor and outdoor facilities operated for the sole use of high-performance athletes and parasport athletes are permitted to remain open. Indoor training continues to only be permitted for participants identified by Athletics Canada as training or competing to be a part of Team Canada at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
For more information, see:
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200082 schedule 2, section 48.
Outdoor exercising at open recreational amenities appears to be permitted.
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/210011 schedule 1, section 1(1) subsection 16(ii).
Recreational amenities allowed to be open:
Parks and recreational areas, soccer, football and other sports fields may open if they comply with all relevant requirements including maintaining at least two meters physical distance from others.
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200082 schedule 3, section 4 subsection 2 & 3.
Note: athletics is considered an individual sport not a team sport
Gathering group size:
No more than 5 people may attend an organized event unless all members of the group are from a single household or a gathering that includes all members of a single household and one other person from an outside household who lives alone.
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200082 schedule 4, subsection 1 & 2