Day Camps and Day Care in Grey-Lockdown Areas of Ontario
December 17, 2020
To all Ontario District and Badminton Clubs:
We are writing in response to the recently introduced COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open – Lockdown Measures by the Government of Ontario. Effective Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:01 am., Ontario moved the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the York Region Public Health to join the City of Toronto Health Unit and the Peel Region Health Unit in the Grey-Lockdown stage of the framework.
In the regions of Windsor-Essex, York, Toronto, and Peel, all badminton clubs and programs are required to halt all indoor activities with the following exceptions:
- High Performance athletes listed on the December 14th, 2020 communications from Badminton Ontario and Badminton Canada;
- Clubs are allowed to open to offer child care services and day camps operating only in strict compliance of the COVID-19 Response Framework (based on O. Reg 82/20). However, Clubs must note the following;
- Children are defined by the Ontario Child Care and Early Years Act as someone under the age of 13;
- Clubs should only offer a camp if they are able to strictly comply the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines outlined in the document “COVID-19 Guidance: Summer Day Camps” (document circulated with the notice)
Badminton Canada and Badminton Ontario also reminds all member clubs and registered individuals, that all activities must adhere to all Federal and Provincial legislation, 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 and possible disciplinary measures by Badminton Ontario.
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.
Joe Morissette Jean Wong
Executive Director Technical Director
Badminton Canada Badminton Ontario