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Government of Ontario Sets New Capacity Limits at Indoor Sport and Recreation Facilities

By Ontario Volleyball, 12/20/21, 10:45AM EST


The Government of Ontario announced on December 15, 2021, that is introducing new public health measures in response to the recent escalation in cases of the COVID-19 virus. The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking action to further encourage vaccination and help limit the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.  

As part of those changes, effective Dec. 18, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the Government of Ontario will introduce a 50 per cent capacity limit to indoor sports and recreational fitness venues.

Ontario Volleyball has reviewed the new details with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and confirmed the interpretation for sport. 

The new capacity limits are only applicable to spectators. The limits on participants and facility staff remain unchanged. 

The Ontario Volleyball Association continues to work in consultation with the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries as we communicate important government directives and updates related to the current global pandemic. 

The OVA will update the Return to Play Guide as soon as the newest regulations are posted by the Government of Ontario.  

Note: This announcement corresponds with the Government of Ontario Regulations as of December 16, 2021. We are awaiting regulation updates from the December 17 press conference to make any additional changes as needed/required.

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