REMINDER OF MODIFIED STAGE 2 GUIDELINES
October 23, 2020
To all Ontario Badminton Clubs:
With York, Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa currently in Modified Stage 2, we would like to remind all badminton clubs to be aware of the provincial guidelines as set out by the Government of Ontario. Failure to do so will result in risk of any penalties imposed by the local public health authorities.
Again, 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.