Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Eastern Ontario enters Stage 3

The provincial government has announced that eastern Ontario has moved into "Stage 3" of  COVID recovery, starting Friday July 17.

Quoting GOFL legal counsel Erin Durant's LinkedIn page:

Amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume so long as they do not allow for prolonged and deliberate physical contact between players or if they have established modifications. However, significantly, leagues must contain no more than 50 participants in total. If participants in a league exceed 50, the league may divide into small groups of no more than 50 people. Players are not yet permitted to play against players outside of their league or group. This regime is essentially establishing mini-sports circles in which games can be played. These rules will prevent large cross-province competitions among large numbers of competing teams and will limit competition for team sports to small group league play only.

Overall outdoor gathering limits - which include players, officials, coaches, spectators at any one venue - are now 100 people.

How local men's leagues, as well as minor leagues, will move forward with these new regulation is yet to be determined.

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