The Government of Ontario announced that it has paused its current color Public Health Framework and announced a Province-Wide Shutdown for multiple sectors of the economy. These new restrictions are greater than the previous Government of Ontario Framework and the Province has made specific changes to the rules for outdoor recreational facilities and team sports.
As a result, Ontario Soccer (OSA) is required to suspend all in-person soccer activities ‘for at least four weeks’ in order to comply with government orders. See OSA Covid-19 Update Bulletins here.
Thames Centre Minor Soccer will continue to follow OSA's Return to Play process. We are hoping that completing our Recreational Registration will set us up to quickly make plans for a soccer season. Any future team soccer activities will be contingent on progressing to ORANGE, YELLOW OR GREEN levels of the provincial framework. Currently, we are still awaiting clarification of what the facility capacities will be under colour levels from our health unit and municipality.
We will continue to update our members when we have new information and hope to have more clarity as the end of this shutdown nears. Thanks for your continued patience.