Ontario's Roadmap to Reopening



Indoor Volleyball
Step 3

Outdoor Volleyball
Step 3

Capacity Limits

Please confirm your capacity limit with your venue/facility.

50% capacity of the venue/facility. 

Capacity limits must be posted by the facility/
venue or permit holder. 

Please confirm your capacity limit with your venue/facility.

75% capacity of the venue/facility. 

Capacity limits must be posted by the facility/
venue or permit holder.

Capacity Limits

50% capacity at a facility with a designated 
seating area, or 500 persons, whichever is less.  

Please confirm the spectator capacity limit with your venue/facility.

75% capacity is determined by taking the total square metres of area accessible to the public, dividing that number by 1.33, and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.

Please confirm the spectator capacity limit with your venue/facility.

Physical Distancing Not required in field of play or spectator areas.
Mask Usage

Masks are required to be worn by all individuals/participants at all times. Exceptions:  Athletes, while on court during training and competition. 

Individuals attending the training or event are permitted to remove a mask or face covering temporarily to consume food or drink, or as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety and if 2 metres physical distancing is maintained. 


Training, Scrimmages, Competitions and Game Play  Yes
Concessions and Food and Beverage

Every indoor spectator must remain seated while consuming food or drink.

Event Venue Set-Up

The rented space must be configured so that 
patrons seated at different tables are separated by,

i. a distance of at least two metres, or
ii. plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

If an outdoor area of the business or place is 
covered by a  tent/awning, at least two full sides of the entire outdoor area are open to the outdoors and are not substantially blocked by any walls or other impermeable physical barriers.
Safety Plan

Yes. The safety plan shall describe how the requirements of this Government Regulations will be 
implemented in the location including by screening, physical distancing, masks or face coverings, 
cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects, the wearing of personal protective equipment and preventing and controlling crowding, and how to mitigate the risk of any interactive activities or games that may be included in at the event.

The safety plan shall be in writing and shall be made available to any person for review on request.

Safety plan must be posted online. 

Safety Plan must be provided to venue and to hosts prior to permits being issued. 

Prior to permitting any participants in an organized sports league or event  to practise or play the sport in the facility, the facility must ensure that the league or event has prepared a safety plan.

The person responsible for the business or event shall ensure that a copy of the safety plan is posted in a conspicuous place where it is most likely to come to the attention of individuals working in or attending the business or event.

Club COVID Safety Officer Yes
Daily Health Screening

The person responsible for the facility or the person holding the permit must actively screen individuals who enters the facility in accordance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health before they enter the facility.

Athletes are to follow the student school screening. 

Participation Contact Tracing Required No
Equipment Disinfecting Between Each Practice Yes
Unless stated otherwise by local Public Health Unit
Proof of Vaccinations

Required for anyone 12+

Club or league must state what constitutes proof of identification, vaccination and exemption and the manner of confirming that the patron is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or is entitled to a medical exemption.

A person is fully vaccinated if they have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccination authorized by Health Canada or 1 or 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination not authorized by Health Canada, followed by 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada or 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not 
authorized by Health Canada.

Exemptions for proof of vaccination include:
1. Those who are under 12 years of age
2. Those who were born in 2010 and are 12 years and 12 weeks or age or younger
3. Those with a valid medical exemption

In settings that require proof of vaccination, you must present an enhanced vaccine certificate with a  QR code. Businesses and organizations will scan the QR code using the Verify Ontario app. Vaccine receipts without a QR code are no longer accepted.

More Information

Medical Exemptions

To obtain your medical exemption, you must: 

Ask an Ontario physician or registered nurse in the extended class to submit your exemption request directly to the public health unit where the issuer’s practice is located. Once your exemption is accepted and entered into COVAX ON by the public health unit, you’ll be able to access your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code through the COVID-19 vaccination portal. 

Printed out medical exemptions letters without the QR Code are no longer acceptable.


A PDF copy of the OVA's Reference Guide can be downloaded below.