As a further follow up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13 regarding the suspension of all sanctioned soccer events and activities, Ontario Soccer today is announcing that all scheduled events and activities for the month of April have been cancelled.
Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer, have been monitoring the most recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the emerging public health crisis and are currently assessing operations and deciding cancelations on a month-to-month basis as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.
At this time, Ontario Soccer is also asking organizations at all levels of membership – District, Club and Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) – to actively communicate our official information updates to their soccer community members by posting on their website, sharing it via email and using social media. We have received a variety of direct inquiries from participants (and parents) requesting information. It is critical that all Soccer Clubs and ORAs keep their members informed during these challenging times.
As social or physical distancing is not a concern in an online, isolated environment, activities that can be completed online, such as Match Official Accreditation Clinics, some Coaching Courses, registering for future events and competitions such as Ontario Cup, or the outdoor season registration and other activities that do not require public or private gathering, will continue until further notice.
If your membership has further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, Updates on COVID-19 Impacted Activities and FAQ #2 and the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members to better inform themselves.
If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director of Administration
Ontario Soccer is continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the public health authorities, government agencies and our governing body in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic. On March 12 and March 13, Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announced suspension of all sanctioned events and activities throughout Ontario and Canada until further notice.
We have assembled a crisis management team and meet daily to assess the status of COVID-19 and we are acting accordingly while in communication with our member organizations. We will issue membership updates as appropriate and will include further details as warranted.
Ontario Soccer is assessing operations on a month to month basis during this period of suspension. This includes potential refunds for Match Official Registrations. Until advised otherwise, we are still planning towards a 2020-2021 Outdoor and Indoor season.
We welcome you to keep yourself informed by reviewing our Covid-19 webpage https://www.ontariosoccer.net/page/show/5697170-covid-19-updates