February 16, 2021
Gradual Re-opening of the Province as Ontario Returns to the COVID-19 Response Framework
To all Ontario District and Badminton Clubs:
We are writing in response to the recently announced return to the COVID-19 Response Framework. We understand that regions will gradually transition back between February 10 and February 22, subject to review of the trends in public health indicators. Until your region returns to the framework, the shutdown and stay-at-home orders still apply in your area.
The Response Framework outlines the restrictions and requirements for the safe opening of sport and recreational fitness facilities in each of the Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red zones. To help you navigate through the COVID-19 public health measures and advice from the Government of Ontario specific to your region, please find some key resource links below:
- Measures by Region: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions#covid-19-measures-by-region
- Guidance for facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities during COVID-19: https://www.ontario.ca/page/guidance-facilities-sports-and-recreational-fitness-activities-during-covid-19
- O. Reg. 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364
The information contained in this notice is intended to communicate a summary of information as announced by the Government of Ontario. Badminton Ontario is not responsible for the interpretation of any regional or provincial guidelines. Please note that all club operators must independently identify the regional health authority in which they are located to determine which health authority to contact for detailed guidance.
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 safety protocols. 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 Ontario will continue to provide updates as part of our commitment to a safe return to play and training for all.