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Re-Opening Update (May 19, 2020)

Author: Jean Wong/Tuesday, May 19, 2020/Categories: Latest News

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Article Attachments:

2020-05-19 Notice to Ontario Clubs May 19 Guidelines.pdf

BADMINTON FACILITY PLANNING DURING THE COVID Version 3.pdf

BADMINTON FACILITY PLANNING DURING THE COVID Version 3-FR.pdf



May 19, 2020

 

NOTIFICATION RE:

AMENDMENT TO EMERGENCY ORDER – CLOSURE OF PLACES OF NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

 

Ontario Regulation made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

Amending O. Reg. 82/20

(Order under Subsection 7.0.2 (4) – Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses)

 

 

 

To all Ontario-based Badminton Clubs:

 

The Amendment of Closure of Places of Non-Essential Business has been released.  Section 34.4 outlined in Schedule 2 of the amendments state that clubs that are compliant with section 8 of schedule 3 can open if they are an affiliated member club of Badminton Ontario (section ii referring to Provincial Sport Organizations recognized by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries).

 

Schedule 3

Facilities for athletic training or competitions

8. Every person responsible for a facility described in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2 shall ensure that,

(a) the only persons permitted to use the facility are athletes who are members of an organization, league or club described in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2;

(b) an person who enters or used the facility maintains a physical distance of a least two metres from any other person who is using the facility;

(c) team sports and pool-based sports are not practiced or played within the facility;

(d) other sport or games that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other are not practiced or played within the facility;

(e) all sport activities are conducted in accordance with the rules and policies of the applicable organization identified in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2, including the rules and policies put in place to enable a safe return to the sport;

(f) no spectators are permitted at the facility, other than up to one accompanying parent, guardian or other adult for each athlete under the age of 18; and

(g) any locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses in the facility remain closed, except to the extent they provide access to a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.

 

Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario interprets the above passage to refer only to the affiliated badminton clubs for the 2019-2020 competitions season.  Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario does not sanction or approve training or competition for any participant other than those individuals who are members of the affiliated badminton clubs. A list of affiliated badminton clubs can be found in Appendix A.

 

In addition to no spectators being permitted (except for an accompanying guardian for a person under the age of 18 years), Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario also urge clubs to align operations with the Badminton Canada’s Badminton Facility Planning During COVID 19 Pandemic document. This document that has been recently issued to clubs.

 

If your club/facility believes it is well equipped with return to play protocols, please remember to exercise caution in all operations.  Some practices to consider are:

-          Educating your staff and members about the return to play protocols and precautions

-          Providing instructions indicating that if visitors are experiencing flu-like symptoms to leave immediately before entering the facilities

-          Visible signage with general instructions, information, updates

-          Keeping all common elements closed

-          Providing sanitization stations

-          Only permitting singles play; no doubles

-          Only permitting training in groups with two or less students, maintaining physical distancing

-          Handling shuttles with caution, sanitization before and after going onto court

-          All facilities should conduct a thorough cleaning after each day of operations

 

Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario also reminds all member clubs and registered individuals, that all activities must adhere to the Quarantine Act (Canada), Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (Ontario), as well as any municipal bylaws and facility rules in place related to COVDI-19 physical distancing and public or private gatherings.  Failure to abide by these federal, provincial, or municipal requirements may result in legal prosecution by government as well as denial of insurance coverage by Badminton Ontario and possible Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada disciplinary measures.

 

We also request that all clubs intending to re-open their facilities to share their re-opening plan and any communication to your members with Badminton Ontario.  Please email to Jean Wong at jean.wong@badmintonontario.ca

 

Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario will continue to provide updates as part of our commitment to a safe return to play and training for all.

 

Respectfully,

                                           

Joe Morissette                                                                  Jean Wong

Executive Director                                                           Technical Director

Badminton Canada                                                          Badminton Ontario

 

 

Article Attachments:

2020-05-19 Notice to Ontario Clubs May 19 Guidelines.pdf

BADMINTON FACILITY PLANNING DURING THE COVID Version 3.pdf

BADMINTON FACILITY PLANNING DURING THE COVID Version 3-FR.pdf

 

 


Appendix A – List of Affiliated Clubs of Badminton Ontario

 

Club

4U Badminton

Ali Badminton

Alliston Badminton Club

Aurora Badminton Club

Badminton Birds

Barrhaven Star

Battledore Badminton Academy

Bay of Quinte Jr Badminton Club

BCOE

Bell Badminton Club

Belleville Badminton Club

Blackburn Badminton Club

Bowmanville Badminton Club

Bracebridge Knight Hawk Junior

Bradford Badminton Club

Brantford Badminton

Bujak Badminton Club

Burlington Badminton Club

Burlington Central Badminton Club

C2 Badminton Club

Can Badminton Academy

Canada Elite Badminton & Sports

Capital Badminton Club

Carlingwood Badminton Club

Centre Hastings Badminton Club

Chen’s Badminton Club

Club de Badminton L'Escale

Club de Badminton Orléans

Cobourg Badminton Club

Commander Badminton Club

Community Sr. League

Deep River Badminton Club

Durham Badminton Club

E-Badminton Training Centre

Elliot Lake Mixed Badminton Club

Elson Badminton Club

Epic Sports

Erindale Jr. Badminton Club

Etobicoke Jr. Badminton Club

Everyday Badminton Club

Fallingbrook Badminton Club

Fernando's Youth Badminton Academy

Fuel Badminton Club

George Brown College Community Badminton

GNO

Granite Club

Halton Badminton Club

Harwood Badminton Club

High Tech Badminton Club

Holy Trinity Badminton Club

Humber College Badminton Team

Huntsville Badminton Club

IPlay Badminton

Kanata Badminton Club

KC Badminton Club

Kingston CVI

KJBC

KTP Racquet Club

K-W Badminton Club

Leaside Badminton Club

Leaside Daytime Badminton Club

Lee's Badminton Training Centre

Limestone Badminton Club

Lions Badminton Training Center

LJB Badminton Club

Machi Club

Mandarin Badminton

Manotick Badminton Club

Maple City Badminton Club

Melati Mas Sports

Mississauga International Badminton Club

Newmarket Junior Club

North Bay Badminton Club

Nouvelle Alliance

Ontario Badminton Academy

Orangeville Badminton Club

Orillia Badminton Club

Oshawa Badminton Club

Paragon Badminton Academy

Peel Badminton Club

Peterborough Adult Badminton Club

Peterborough Jr. Badminton Club

Port Hope Jr. Badminton Club

Progress Badminton Club

RA Badminton Club

Ridgebacks Badminton Club

Riverside South Badminton Club

Royal City Badminton Club

Russell Badminton Club

RW Badminton Club

Soong Badminton Academy

Su Badminton Club

Sudbury & District Jr Badminton Club

Sunrise Badminton Club

Suria Badminton

Swallow Badminton Club

Tan Badminton Club

The B & R Club

The Boulevard Club

The Oakville Club

The Ridges Badminton Club

Thunder Bay Badminton

Toronto Gay Badminton League

Toronto Smashers Badminton Club

West Carleton Badminton Club

Westboro Badminton Club

Whitby Jr Badminton Club

Whitby Sat. Morning Badminton Club

White Oaks Badminton Club

Windsor Badminton Club

Woodstock Badminton Club

 

 

 

** End of Communication


Article Attachments:

2020-05-19 Notice to Ontario Clubs May 19 Guidelines.pdf

BADMINTON FACILITY PLANNING DURING THE COVID Version 3.pdf

BADMINTON FACILITY PLANNING DURING THE COVID Version 3-FR.pdf


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