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’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:

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.

If you are interested in renting a sport wheelchair or learning more about our wheelchair loans program, please contact Katherine Hale at

Previous ‘Return to Sport’ guidelines


City of Toronto

COVID-19: Mandatory Mask or Face Covering Bylaw

Province of Ontario 

COVID-19: Stop the Spread
COVID-19 Self Assessment
Re-Opening Ontario
COVID-19 Public Resources

Return to Sport Announcements

Wheelchair Basketball Canada – Back to Basketball: Return to Sport Guidelines
Wheelchair Rugby Canada – COVID-19 Response Plan
Tennis Canada – COVID-19: Updates on Tennis in Canada

Other Resources

Preventing COVID-19: Hand Hygiene for People with a Spinal Cord Injury