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Return to Play

The Ontario Volleyball 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 RTP protocols.

Ontario Volleyball 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.

RTP Indoor Protocols

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

March 21, 2021
Please note: All protocols contained within this document are the base standard for Ontario Volleyball programming. Where enhanced measures are in effect, clubs are required to follow the current provincial, municipal and facility requirements.

All updates are marked in green.


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

March 21, 2021

For communities in the Modified Stage 2 of the Government of Ontario's Re-Opening Plan.


RTP Outdoor Protocols

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

Applicable for Ontario regions in the Green to Orange zones.
December 13, 2020. Edits from Version 2.0 to 3.0 made in green text.


Outdoor Volleyball Return to Play/Training Protocols - Version 1.4  for Communities in the Red Zone.

December 18, 2020. Edits from Version 1.3 to 1.4 made in green text.



Return to Play Compliance Checklist


Additional Documents

OVA Reference Guide

Requirements and permissions granted in Coloured zones (White through Green)

Outdoor Competition Regulations 

Rule Modifications for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation 

Indoor 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.