COVID-19 Update: Toronto, Ottawa, York and Peel Regions to Enter Modified Stage 2
Oct 16 Update: Toronto, Ottawa, York and Peel Regions in Modified Stage 2 of the Province’s Re-Opening plan
The Ontario Government has announced that Toronto, Ottawa, York and Peel regions will be moving to a modified Stage 2 of the Province’s Re-Opening plan for 28 days. After this period, there will be review by Public Health Officials regarding possible extension or a return to the previous Stage.
The following restrictions affect team sport in Toronto, Ottawa, York and Peel regions:
- All team sports will be limited to training sessions. No games or scrimmages will be allowed, which is consistent with OBA’s ongoing Phase 3 guidelines.
- Closing of indoor gyms and fitness centres (i.e., exercise classes and weight and exercise rooms) which does not apply to basketball-specific spaces.
- Updated: The limit of 10 players indoors and 25 players outdoors applies to team sports.
At this time, OBA member clubs in these areas can still follow OBA’s Phase 3 of its Return to Play Plan as only team practices are allowed. Additionally, as per the updated regulation (O. Reg. 572/20) and in consultation with the Ontario Government, the limit for team sports applies to 10 players indoors and 25 players outdoors in these three regions.
With regards to masks the Ontario Government regulation states per 2 (4) (I) (ii), the “person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure that any person in the indoor area of the premises of the business or organization … wears a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any period when they are in the indoor area unless the person in the indoor area, …
(I) needs to temporarily remove their mask or face covering while in the indoor area,
… (ii) to engage in an athletic or fitness activity,
Ontario Basketball appreciates your continued support, patience and cooperation. Please continue to adhere to all protocols and guidelines and we will return faster and stronger to our great sport.