To all Ontario-based Badminton Clubs:
The Amendment of Closure of Places of Non-Essential Business has been released. Section 34.4 outlined in Schedule 2 of the amendments state that clubs that are compliant with section 8 of schedule 3 can open if they are an affiliated member club of Badminton Ontario (section ii referring to Provincial Sport Organizations recognized by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries).
An Emergency Order Amendment (May 29, 2020, Amended June 3, 2020) has been published with regards to the re-opening of Places of Non-Essential Business.
The amendment to the Emergency Order outlines specific regulations that must be followed by every person, facility and organization that chooses to return to sport before their club resumes. Badminton Ontario also requires that all Club and Facility operators are required to put in place health and safety protocols that comply with the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s recommendations. We encourage you to work with your local public health offices to develop these protocols. These plans and protocols should be submitted to Badminton Ontario for review at email@example.com.
With the advancement into Stage 2 (June 12, 2020, Amended June 25, 2020) has been published with respect to the Re-opening Plans for Ontario, BOn has advising the following in addition to previous guidelines:
There has been much ambiguity around whether or not doubles play in badminton is permitted. After clarification and in speaking to other sports within the Province, its is clear that the two-metre distancing rules must be abided when entering any sporting facilities; doubles play has been retracted. This means that anybody who resides in the same household or are in the same established social circle must also still abide by the two-metre distancing rule once they step into a sporting facility.
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