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Clarification on Doubles Play (June 25)

Author: Jean Wong/Friday, May 29, 2020/Categories: Latest News

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June 25, 2020

 

NOTIFICATION RE:

AMENDMENT TO LETTER RELEASED ON JUNE 12, 2020

 

To all Ontario Badminton Clubs:

 

As most of Ontario regions are now in Stage 2 of the Re-opening Plan for Ontario, Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario would like to advise all affiliated clubs in Ontario on some changes to the Provincial Sport Organization’s (PSO’s) return to sport guidelines.

 

There has been much ambiguity around whether or not doubles play in badminton is permitted.  After clarification and in speaking to other sports within the Province, its is clear that the two-metre distancing rules must be abided when entering any sporting facilities.  This means that anybody who resides in the same household or are in the same established social circle must also still abide by the two-metre distancing rule once they step into a sporting facility.

 

With that being said, Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada are  retracting the following statement released in the letter on June 12, 2020: “Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada strongly recommend that only pairs from the same household may play on the same side of the court and pairs should not switch sides during the match.”

 

Once again, we will highlight the section (Schedule 2, section 13) from O.Reg 263/20 that relates to Sports and Fitness:

1.      Any person who enters or uses the facility must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is using the facility.

2.      Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other must not be practised or played with the facility.

3.      Subject to subsection 19 (2), any locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses in the facility must be closed, except to the extent they provide access to equipment storage, a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.

4.      Any equipment that is rented or provided to users of the facility must be cleaned and disinfected between each use.

 

With the advancement into Stage 2 of the Re-opening Plan for Ontario, we continue to advise the following in addition to previous guidelines:

-          Each club operator is responsible to confirm in which Regional Health Authority they operate in order to confirm if they are in Stage 2 or Stage 1 of the Ontario re-opening plan.  At which time, they should inquire about the operating restrictions and allowances.

-          The only persons permitted to use the facility are athletes who are members of the affiliated club for the 2019-2020 season.

 

 

The amendment to the Emergency Order outlines specific regulations that must be followed by every person, facility and organization that chooses to return to sport before their club resumes.  Badminton Ontario also requires that all Club and Facility operators are required to put in place health and safety protocols that comply with the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s recommendations. We encourage you to work with your local public health offices to develop these protocols. These plans and protocols should be submitted to Badminton Ontario for review at jean.wong@badmintonontario.ca.

 

Ultimately, it is up to each club to determine whether they can reopen under the required conditions as set out by the Emergency Order. As Ontario gradually reopens, it is more important than ever to follow public health advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

 

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 COVID-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 Canada and Badminton Ontario disciplinary measures.

 

Ontario is committed to ensuring our athletes play safe when it is safe to play.

 

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

 



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 list


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