For Immediate Release 

January 3, 2022

RTP UPDATE: ONTARIO ANNOUNCES MOVE TO MODIFIED VERSION OF STEP 2 OF THE ‘ROADMAP TO REOPEN’

The Ontario Government Announced a Move to a Modified Step 2 of the ‘Roadmap to Reopen’ for January 5th

Hamilton, Ontario – Earlier today, the Ontario Government announced that, due to the provincial trends surrounding COVID-19 cases, Ontario will be moving into a modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen the Province.

The Ontario Government will move the province into a Modified Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01am EST on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. 

Measures will remain in place for at least 21 days (until January 27) subject to trends in public health and the Ontario health system.

To view the Ontario Government’s full press release CLICK HERE

Indoor sport and recreational facilities will be closed with limited exceptions and conditions (such as athletes training for Olympics and Paralympics).

Outdoor sport and recreational facilities will remain open with restrictions and have a spectator capacity limited to 50%. 

TO VIEW FULL LIST OF RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS IN STEP 2 CLICK HERE

Through these restrictions, Football  Ontario will continue to work with and engage members in order to make sure the provincial football community is engaged and updated on any changes. The organization will work tirelessly to do what it can to ensure that there can be a successful spring flag and touch football and an OSFL season in 2022. Football Ontario will be ensuring virtual programming for the Football Ontario Futures/Team Ontario participants, coach and official training over the next few weeks and throughout the winter.

Please refer to Pathway 2 and 3 of our Return to Play Guide for programming options for Step 2 for outdoor sport:

Programming Pathway 2: Non-Contact Activities and Games

Programming Pathway 3: Stay and Train (With Equipment) – Tackle Practice with No Sustained Personal Contact

Football Ontario is constantly awaiting further information from the Ontario Government and the Ministry on any updates or changes that may affect our members. Stay tuned to the organization’s website and social media channels for any updates.

Be sure to consult with your local health authorities as well as facilities to ensure alignment with their individual guidelines.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Aaron Geisler

Executive Director

ageisler@ontariofootball.ca

519-719-2322ABOUT FOOTBALL ONTARIO: Football Ontario is the sanctioned provincial governing body for football in Ontario, through its focus on transparency, growth, alignment and excellence, is engaged in providing football opportunities for all of Ontario. Football Ontario is driven by a commitment to deliver football programming, opportunities and resources for its members and the provincial football stakeholders. Please visit: footballontario.net