Ontario's Roadmap to Reopening

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Item Step 1 Step 2 Step 3*

Maximum number of participants (coaches, players, referees)

Unless stated otherwise by local PHU or facility

10 The total number of members of the public permitted to be at the facility at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person at the facility. Confirm with your facility on the maximum gathering size

Please confirm your capacity limit with your venue/facility. Physical distancing of 2m required. Outdoor - 75% capacity of the venue/facility.

Indoor - 50% capacity of the venue/facility. Capacity limits must be posted by the facility/venue or permit holder. No specified limit on number of people participating in a sports league.

Physical distancing required

Yes.

3m at all times, including on court.

Physical distancing of 2m required for all individuals.

Exception: Modified play that avoids physical contact at all times.

See Personal Contact Exemption below.

Physical distancing of 2m required for all individuals. Exception: Athletes may breach physical distancing during team sport play.
Personal Contact Exemption No exception. Physical distancing of 3m required at all times. Athletes may only breach physical distancing during team sport play. However, all athletes must avoid personal contact at all times. (i.e. No high fives, back slaps, etc.) Athletes may breach physical distancing during team sport play. Physical contact is only permitted during active play, including incidental physical contact.
Maximum number of athletes per court The number of athletes on court is determined by ability to maintain 3m of physical distancing at all times.

Up to 4 active participants per side on the court for training, leagues or competition  on 16m x 8m courts (8m x 8m side)

Up to 6 active participants per side on the court for training, leagues or competition  on 18m x 9m courts (9m x 9m side)

Up to 4 active participants per side on the court for training, leagues or competition on 16m  x 8m courts (8m x 8m side) Up to 6 active participants per side on the court for training, leagues or competition on 18m x 9m courts (9m x 9m side)
Mask usage: Outdoors Masks are required to be worn by all individuals/participants at all times, except by athletes, while on court during training. 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 2m physical distancing is maintained.
Mask usage: Indoors

N/A

Indoor not permitted at this time.

Required at all times for all participants, including during on court training and gameplay by athletes
Indoor activities permitted

No

Closed for indoor use except for high-performance athletes (approved by the NSO), social services and physical therapy.

Yes
Outdoor activities permitted Yes
Training, Competitions and gameplay: Outdoor No

Outdoor volleyball training/competitions permitted while avoiding personal contact at all times. (i.e. No high fives, back slaps, etc.). Please remember, athletes may only breach physical distancing during team sport play.

See Appendix K of the OVA's Return to Play for full outdoor gameplay modifications.

All game play modifications must be followed. (i.e. teams switch sides in a counter clockwise direction only).

Outdoor volleyball competitions permitted. Incidental physical contact permitted only during active play (i.e. No high fives, back slaps, etc).

See Appendix K of the OVA's Return to Play for event hosting modifications. These protocols must be implemented to maintain physical distancing (i.e. teams switch sides in a counter clockwise direction only).

Training, Competitions and gameplay: Indoor No

Indoor volleyball training/competitions permitted. Incidental physical contact permitted only during active play (i.e. No high fives, back slaps, etc).

See Appendix K of the OVA's Return to Play for event hosting modifications. These protocols must be implemented to maintain physical distancing. (i.e. teams switch sides in a counter clockwise direction only).

Completion of OVA’s Return to Volleyball Checklist Required Yes
Clubs own RTP protocols required to be in alignment with OVA protocols Yes
Clubs own RTP protocols and Safety Plan required to be located prominently on Club website Yes
NEW: Club safety plan MUST be created for each event or facility the Club uses to reflect the current Government Regulations Safety Plan required.

Yes

The safety plan shall describe how the requirements of this Government Regulations will be implemented in the location including 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.

The Safety Plan must be provided to venue and to hosts prior to permits being issued. The Safety Plan shall be in writing and made available to any person for review on request. The person responsible for the volleyball event or activity 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 or attending the volleyball activity or event.

Please refer to the OVA's Return to Play Protocol Appendix M: Safety Plan Template

Club COVID-19 Safety Officer required Yes
Daily Screening to be completed prior to each Club activity for all participants Yes
Participation tracking sheet required Yes
Equipment disinfecting between each practice Yes
League play permitted No

Yes

Confirm maximum number of participants with your facility/venue.

Yes. Confirm maximum number of participants with your facility.

Travel

Unless stated otherwise by local PHU

Yes

However, it is not recommended by the Government.

Yes Yes

Maximum number of spectators

Unless stated otherwise by local PHU or facility

No spectators

One (1) parent/guardian per minor

For a facility that has an area designated for spectator seating, 25 per cent of the usual seating capacity.

For a facility that does not have an area designated for spectator seating, 25 per cent capacity, determined by taking the total square metres of the area, dividing that number by 16 and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.

Please confirm the number of spectators with your facility/venue.

Please confirm the spectator capacity limit with your venue/facility. Masks and physical distancing of 2m required.

Indoor - 50% capacity at a facility with a designated seating area, or 1,000 persons, whichever is less.

Outdoor - 75% of the usual outdoor seating capacity at a facility with designated seating area, or 15,000 persons, whichever is less. In the case of a facility that does not have a designated area for outdoor spectators, the number of spectators in the outdoor area must not exceed 75% capacity, or 5,000 persons, whichever is less.

Event venue et-up    

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

i. a distance of at least 2m, or

ii. plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

 

*Step 3 subject to Board approval

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