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Return to Play

Ontario to Move Back to a Modified Step 2 on January 5, 2022

Ontario will be moving back to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen with modifications that take into account the province’s successful vaccination efforts. This means that all indoor sport and recreational facilities are closed for a period of at least 21 days.

OVA Announcement

The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) Return to Play page is designed to guide OVA Clubs and members through the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these documents and resources, Clubs will be prepared to return to volleyball safely when completing their Return to Play protocols.

The OVA will continue to work with Volleyball Canada and the Government of Ontario, monitoring the most recent developments surrounding COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts Return to Play protocols.

Expand/click the following links for access to information and resources related to Return to Play.

OVA Reference Guide

The OVA Reference Guide is a one-page document outlining the permissions and requirements of what is known so far for the Government of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopening strategy. The document will be updated as more information is announced regarding the three-step plan.

Vaccination Information

Government of Ontario Vaccination Certificate Guidance Document 

Information on how to implement the September 22, 2021 Ontario Proof of Vaccines Certificate program regulations.

Ontario Human Rights Commission

OHRC policy statement on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine certificates.

Return to Play Protocols

Return to Play Compliance Checklist

Additional Documents

Indoor Competition Regulations  (UPDATED - Nov. 8)

Rule Modifications for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation 

Outdoor Competition Regulations 

Rule Modifications for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation 

Return to Play Guidelines for Referees

Version 1.0

Return to Play Protocol Acknowledgement 
Face Mask Bylaw Exemptions (Toronto Public Health)
Volleyball Canada Return to Play - June 15, 2020
COPSIN: Return to Health and Performance following COVID-19 Infection

A Guideline endorsed by the Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) CMO, Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) CMO, and Own the Podium*

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN)

COVID-19 Return to High Performance Sport Framework

Document developed by the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Own the Podium.


Return to Play Protocols (Coloured Tier System)

Indoor Protocols

Indoor Volleyball Return to Play/Training Protocols - Version 3.2 for communities in the Green (Prevent) to Orange (Restrict) Zones

Indoor Volleyball Return to Play/Activity Protocols - Version 1.5 For Communities in the Red (Control) Zone

Outdoor Protocols

Outdoor Volleyball Return to Play/Training Protocols - Version 3.0  for Communities in the Green to Orange Zones

Outdoor Volleyball Return to Play/Training Protocols - Version 1.4  for Communities in the Red Zone.
Club Tracking Sheet for Vaccination Status