During the COVID-19 state of emergency period, Badminton Ontario will be operating on reduced hours. If needed, please contact via email.

ARE-OPENING UPDATE (MAY 19)

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