The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) 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 Government of Ontario announced on February 14, 2022, that it is relaxing public health measures, in response to the recent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of those changes, effective Feb. 17, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. the Government of Ontario has allowed the resumption of indoor sport activities and removed the capacity limits in non-spectator areas of sport and recreational fitness facilities. The Ontario Government is also allowing 50% capacity in designated spectator areas of sport and recreational fitness facilities.
Please confirm your capacity limits with your facility, as facilities may impose rules above and beyond that Ontario regulations that must be followed.
The OVA has reviewed the changes with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and has confirmed the interpretation for sport.
Please click the link to view the update Phase Two of Step 3 Ontario Regulations reference guide.
Effective March 1, 2022, the Government of Ontario intends to take additional steps to ease public health measures if public health and health system indicators continue to improve. This includes lifting capacity limits in all remaining indoor public settings.
Additionally, the Government of Ontario also intends to lift proof of vaccination requirements for all settings at that time. Facilities and other settings may choose to continue to require proof of vaccination, but the Government of Ontario will no longer require it. Masking requirements for indoor facilities remain in place currently.
Clubs are reminded to contact their local Public Health Units as well as their facilities to confirm capacity limits and proof of vaccination and identification mandates (post March 1), as they may go above the Ontario regulations depending on the COVID landscape from region to region.
For further information please refer to the latest bulletins on the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from the OVA, as well as resources for your club members. Please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.
If you have any questions, please contact Ontario Volleyball Association.