COVID-19 Information and Resources
The health and well-being of our members, including athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers, continues to be our number one priority. Visit this page frequently to view our phased-in Return to Sport guidelines and stay up to date on the impact of COVID-19 on our programs, services, and events.
Return to Sport
Current as of July 16, 2021
Ontario has now adopted a 3-STEP COVID-19 response framework. Reopening Ontario | Ontario.ca
Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures, based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
Additionally, Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020 will provide liability protection to individuals, businesses, and other organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines against COVID-19 exposure-related lawsuits. Please ensure you follow the guidelines specific to your region.
ONPARA’s STEP 3: Indoor Training & Leagues protocols can be found below. Our hope is to see everyone back on the field of play now that most restrictions have been lifted for sport, recreation, and fitness activities!
Please note: Local public health protocols and municipal restrictions supersede ONPARA’s Return to Sport guidelines. Facilities, clubs, and programs may also choose to set stricter guidelines than those recommended by public health experts.
Download the ONPARA STEP 3 Return to Sport Guidelines or click on the image above.
Additionally, ONPARA has implemented the following protocols, applicable to all sanctioned clubs, programs, and events in operation under STEP 3 guidelines:
- Attendance Tracking Sheet (Contact Tracing)
- Screening & Health Attestation Tool
- Risk Mitigation Strategy & Outbreak Protocol
Sport Wheelchair Loans
As of July 27, 2020
We are pleased to announce that we are now open for new sport wheelchair loans as well as loan returns and/or renewals, with enhanced safety protocols and cleaning procedures in place. Please review the following documents for more information about the wheelchair loans process at this time.
- ONPARA COVID-19 Wheelchair Loans Protocol
- COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risk
- Wheelchair Loans Policy and Procedures
If you are interested in renting a sport wheelchair or learning more about our wheelchair loans program, please contact Katherine Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous ‘Return to Sport’ guidelines
- ONPARA’s STEP 2: Outdoor Leagues (June 30, 2021)
- ONPARA’s STEP 1: Outdoor Training (June 11, 2021)
- ONPARA’s Phase 3A: Small Group Training & Practice (December 2, 2020)
- ONPARA’s Phase 2: Individual Training & Practice (July 27, 2020)
- Phase 1: Team Canada Athlete Training (July 8, 2020) – please contact your respective NSO
City of Toronto
Province of Ontario
Return to Sport Announcements