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Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guide

Review and Download the Return to Play Guide

Recent Updates to the Return to Play Guide

Feb. 28, 2022

  • Capacity limits lifted for all indoor sport facilities
  • Updated Proof of Vaccination recommendations

Feb. 2, 2022

  • Updated Government of Ontario Proof of Vaccination Requirements. 

Jan. 3, 2022

  • The Government of Ontario has paused all indoor-soccer activities until Jan. 26, 2022, or until further public health information becomes available.
  • All indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities must close, except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues. Presently, League1 Ontario is the only soccer league in Ontario, which is classified by the Government of Ontario as an elite amateur sport league.
  • Outdoor facilities are permitted to operate but with the number of spectators not to exceed 50 per cent occupancy and other requirements.

Dec. 10, 2021

  • Updated Proof of Vaccination Requirements based on Government of Ontario announcement. 

July 27, 2021

  • Updated Declaration of Compliance Form. Form can be found in the updated Return to Play Guide and at the bottom of this page under Membership Documents

July 5, 2021

  • Page 13 and 14 - Updated Match Official Return to Play Guide guidance 

June 24, 2021

  • Return to Play Step 2 Updated and scheduled to begin on June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. 

March 26, 2021

  • Grey-Lockdown updated to include 10 participants for team training
  • Page 7 table – Outdoor activities updated to “Yes” / Maximum number of Participants updated to “10 outdoor” / spectators changed to allow one parent for participants under the age of 18
  • Page 7 – NEW GRAPHIC – with the changes, Grey level is now part of our Phase 1 (Individualized Training). This has been reflected in the Return to Play Guide
  • Page 8 – 6th bullet point to allow outdoor activities /4th bullet THREE meters for physical distancing (replacing 2 meters) / 7th edited to specify the spectators AND include requirement for face covering / added 12th bullet point with participant restriction

March 9, 2022

  • Updated with the Government of Ontario changes on masking

Feb. 14, 2022

  • Updated Government of Ontario Capacity requirements. 

Jan. 31, 2022

  • Return to Play Guide updated with latest changes from Government of Ontario on capacity limits 
  • Step 3 soccer activities resume at 50% capacity 

Dec. 16, 2021

  • Capacity limits for spectators updated for facilities with a capacity over 1,000

Oct. 29, 2021

  • Updated with latest information from Government of Ontario on requirements for indoor facilities 
  • RTP Guide updated for indoor soccer provisions 

Sept. 15, 2021

  • Updated Return to Play Guide with Government of Ontario regulation on Proof of Vaccination and Requirements
  • Provided additional clarification for proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated is not required for workers or volunteers, including coaches and officials.

July 12, 2021

  • Updates on Step 3 regulations - Capacity limits for Indoor Facilities, capacity limits for outdoor facilities and spectators 

Oct. 13, 2021

  • Updated capacity limit information on Page 7 and 9
  • Updated information from the Government of Ontario on lifting restrictions in select settings on Page 7 and 9

June 28, 2021

  • Clarity added around 'Day Camps' in Step 2 

June 8, 2021

  • Return to Play Guide updated to reflect the current Government of Ontario Roadmap to Reopen Ontario
  • Step 1 of Return to Play to begin on June 11, 2021.

Feb. 9, 2021

  • Updates to Lockdown details
  • Updates to waivers
  • New graphics included

Documents for Ontario Soccer Membership

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