MODIFIED STAGE 2 GUIDELINES EXTENDING TO YORK REGION
October 16, 2020
To all Ontario Badminton Clubs:
With the recent record-breaking COVID-19 case counts, Premier Ford’s has announced that the modified Stage 2 Restrictions will be extending to Region of York. Badminton Ontario would like to advise all in the community of Ontario on some changes to the Provincial guidelines.
Effective Monday, Saturday, October 19, 2020 at 12:01 am., Ontario is implementing targeted temporary health measures extending into York region. The modified Stage 2 restrictions are very targeted and very restrictive with the intent to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In the regions of York, Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa, all badminton clubs and programs are required to halt all indoor activities (club play, games, and team sparring) in these regions based on the health measures as announced by Premier Ford on October 16, 2020. In-person badminton instructional training sessions are permitted by following all health and physical distancing measures but are limited to ten (10) people indoors; absolutely no games, sparring, or scrimmage during these training sessions.
Badminton Ontario also reminds all member clubs and registered individuals, that all activities must adhere to Federal and Provincial (Ontario) 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.
Ontario is committed to ensuring our athletes play safe when it is safe to play.
Badminton Ontario will continue to provide updates as part of our commitment to a safe return to play and training for all.