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Resources for a safe return to play during COVID-19


Ontario has identified and compiled safety guidelines and protocols that have been independently established by leaders in the sport and recreation sector to ensure that Ontarians can safely return to play.

These resources are available to the public and to stakeholders in the sport and recreation sector, and will help Ontarians better understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while training, practicing and competing in sport and recreation activities.

Resources are available from National Sport Organizations (NSO), Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO), the sport and recreation sector to support a safe return to play. They contain recommendations and tips for athletes, coaches and trainers and facility owners on how to keep all participants safe.

Facility owners are ALSO responsible for ensuring that all activities are conducted in a manner that maintains physical distancing and upholds public health measures outlined in the Emergency Order.

Additional return-to-play resources that are being developed independently by leaders in the sector will continue to be added as they become available.

Ontario also has general information on COVID-19 and workplace health and safety. Learn about employers’ responsibilities and how to protect employees.

Sector-specific safe return to play guidelines and protocols

Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) or National Sport Organizations (NSO)

Helpful resources and guidance documents for members of a Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) or National Sport Organization (NSO)

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Sports and recreation

Resources for those who are not members of a PSO or NSO or part of an organized amateur sport system