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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

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. 16, 2021

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

Dec. 10, 2021

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

Oct. 29, 2021

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

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

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 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 12, 2021

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

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. 

June 28, 2021

  • Clarity added around 'Day Camps' in Step 2 

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

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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