Yesterday, Athletics Ontario hosted our 10th virtual town hall meeting for coaches, officials, and club associates, where presented the final framework for Ontario’s return to training guidelines.
Athletics Ontario will be following the return to training guidelines developed by the National task force, Back on Track. We have also highlighted any additional or differing guidelines that have been set specifically for the Province of Ontario.
The Back on Track return to training guidelines are now available on the Return to Sport page of our website. However, the following must be completed before returning to training:
1) All athletes must read the Athletics Ontario addendum & Back on Track return to training documents and complete the Athletics Ontario COVID-19 Questionnaire and Attestation on Trackie.ca before being allowed to go back to sanctioned training.
2) Clubs must appoint a Health Safety Officer and complete the following:
- a risk assessment before using a public facility
- waiver acknowledgment and plans on implementing current recommendations into their group sessions
3) Ensure athletes and parents follow the Outbreak Action Plan, outlined in section six of the National Back on Track Return to Training Guidelines document on our Return to Sport page.
The corresponding Trackie links will be made available for all members in the next few days. Until then, no group activity or training will be sanctioned, nor endorsed by Athletics Ontario. Only after all coaches, athletes, or involved parties have completed the required acknowledgements will it be acceptable to return to formal training and practices following the Back on Track guidelines.