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Return to Play - How to Protect Your Club

By Ontario Volleyball, 08/18/20, 1:15PM EDT


Thank you to everyone who attended the OVA Town Hall on Monday evening where we shared information on how clubs can protect themselves in regards to compliance and insurance. We were also joined by Region 2 and 3 Presidents, Danny Gosselin and Tauri Caputo who provided an overview of the OVA Regional Presidents Council and their responsibilities. To view the Town Hall, please visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Return to Play Compliance Checklist

As discussed in the Town Hall, below is a glance at the tasks clubs are to complete in order to be OVA RTP compliant.

  • Complete 'Risk Mitigation Assessment Checklist'
  • Submit the completed ‘Return to Play Acknowledgement Form
  • Complete and share the ‘Member Education Plan’ 
  • Complete and share  ‘Response Plan’ which includes:
    • COVID-19 Club Oversight Group Names
    • Club COVID-19 Protocols
    • Club COVID-19 Communications Plan
  • Complete ‘Back to Operations – Questions for facilities
  • Share the OVA Return to Play Protocol, the Club Education Plan and Response Plan with rented facilities 
  • All members have signed off on the COVID-19 waiver
  • Complete ‘Daily Health Screening
  • Complete ‘Participant Tracking Sheet’ 

The checklist is also located on the Return to Play page.

Regional Presidents Council

Click here for contacts for the OVA Regional Presidents.

The OVA will also be hosting another Town Hall next Monday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss  Club best practices for adjusting to a COVID-19 world.

This Town Hall will once again take place on Zoom. To register for this session, please click on the link below.

Moving into September, Town Halls will be held on a bi-weekly basis. Should members have questions they would like addressed for future sessions, please forward them to

The OVA looks forward to continuing our safe approach to the return of play in our province.  We will continue to proceed in accordance with the Government of Ontario and its guidelines to ensure that the volleyball community is ready and prepared when the guidelines are released. Please continue to check the Ontario Volleyball and the OVA COVID-19 information hub for announcements.