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COVID-19 Updates

In consultation with Volleyball Canada and the Government of Ontario, the OVA continues to monitor the latest developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This OVA COVID-19 Updates page provides members the most recent information on provincial regulations, the impacts on Club activity and return to sport updates.

Message to the OVA Membership


July 23, 2020: Upcoming OVA Town Halls

Government of Ontario Updates and Emergency Orders

February 19, 2021

Stay-at-Home Order Extended in Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions Along with North Bay-Parry Sound.

February 12, 2021

Ontario Returning 27 Public Health Regions to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework.

February 08, 2021

Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across Most of the Province to Save Lives.

February 03, 2021

Enhanced Safety Measures in Place as In-Person Learning Resumes Across Ontario.

January 25, 2021

Emergency orders extended to February. 9, 2021.

January 16, 2021

Reopening Ontario Act Orders extended for 30 days.

January 12, 2021

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19. Stay-at-home order in effect January 14, 2021.

December 21, 2020

Ontario announces province-wide shutdown

November 20, 2020

The province is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels. Toronto and Peel enter lockdown.

November 13, 2020

Ontario Updating COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19.

November 3, 2020

Ontario Releases COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Keep the Province Safe and Open.

November 3, 2020

Ontario unveils new system for COVID-19 shutdowns.

October 17, 2020

York Region added to list of areas of higher community spread.

October 9, 2020

Ontario implements tighter restrictions on Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region.

September 19, 2020

Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings across Entire Province. Note: the new limits do not apply to gyms or recreational facilities - volleyball operations can resume as they were.

September 17, 2020

Lower limits for unmonitored and private social gatherings in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto.

August 14, 2020

Ontario Supporting the Safe Reopening of More Spaces at Gyms and Recreation Centres.

July 29, 2020

Toronto and Peel Regions to move into Region 3 on Friday, July 31, 2020.

July 20, 2020

More regions in Ontario to move into Stage 3.

July 16, 2020

Emergency orders extended to July 29, 2020.

A Framework for Reopening Our Province: Stage 3

Government of Ontario document.

July 13, 2020

Government of Ontario announces Stage 3.

July 9, 2020

Emergency orders extended to July 22, 2020.

June 27, 2020

Emergency orders extended to July 10, 2020.

June 24, 2020

Businesses and services to reopen in Windsor-Essex, with exceptions.

June 24, 2020

Emergency orders extended to July 15, 2020.

June 22, 2020

Toronto and Peel Region scheduled to enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24.

June 19, 2020

The Province releases School Safety Plan for the 2020-21 school year.

June 17, 2020

Emergency orders extended until June 30. Social gatherings of up to 10 people allowed in all parts of the province.

June 15, 2020

Additional regions to enter Stage 2 starting Friday, June.

June 11, 2020

Ontario Regulation Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act regarding Stage 2 closures

Stage 2 Regional Breakdown

A map of Ontario Regions given authority to enter Stage 2 coinciding with the June 8 announcement.

June 8, 2020

Effective June 12, certain areas across Ontario will begin easing restrictions and move towards Stage 2 of the Provincial reopening process.

June 6, 2020

Justice system: The Ontario Government has extended the suspension of limitation periods and time periods in proceedings until September 11, 2020.

June 3, 2020

Emergency orders extended to June 30, 2020.

May 27, 2020

Emergency order extended to June 9, 2020.