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Return to Play

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 .

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.

Please note: Outdated Return to Play Protocols and documents have been moved to the "Archive" section located at the bottom of this page.

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.

Additional Documents

Indoor Competition Regulations  (UPDATED - March, 2022)

Rule Modifications for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation 

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

Steps 1-3

Mid 2021 - 2022

Reference Guides

Coloured Tier System

2020 - Early 2021

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
Reference Guide

Return to Play Protocol Appendices

Return to Play Protocol Compliance Checklist

Additional Documents

Return to Play Guidelines for Referees

Version 1.0

Outdoor Competition Regulations 

Rule Modifications for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation