This afternoon, the Ontario government announced that the province is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which includes moving Toronto and Peel into Lockdown.
Measures under Lockdown pertinent to the Athletics Ontario community include, but are not limited to:
- No indoor organized public events or social gatherings except with members of the same household. Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with one other person;
- Outdoor organized public events or social gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people;
- Indoor sports and recreational facilities, including pools, closed with limited exceptions.
We have reached out to the ministry for further clarification on what these “limited exceptions” will be, and how these changes will impact organized sports. Until further notice, members in Toronto and Peel regions must abide by the protocols outlined above. Clarification and updates will be communicated as we receive more information.
To read the Government of Ontario’s full announcement, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59305/ontario-taking-further-action-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19