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Ontario Soccer Updates for Monday, June 8th

Ontario Soccer COVID-19 Update - Monday, June 8th

By Christina Stranges, 06/09/20, 5:30PM EDT


In light of yesterday's announcement from Premier Doug Ford, last night, Ontario Soccer/Canada Soccer has released a memo regarding the current update provided by our Government.

Recent Information Bulletin released by Ontario Soccer regarding "PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON OUTDOOR AMATEUR TEAM SPORTS"  -  Click Here to Read Full Article.

Specifically they have noted the following;

The Provincial Government has stated in general, that Outdoor team sports may resume, if physical distancing is maintained for training only and with no scrimmages or games.

  • This includes limited access to facilities (e.g., no locker rooms, no change rooms and no showers).
  • Access to clubhouse and other amenities will be limited to washrooms, emergency aid and equipment management.


Please know that Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer have put a plan in place for the District Associations and affiliate Clubs which should be released sometime this week.  As with most businesses and Organizations re-opening after the COVID-19 Lockdown, there will be a Risk Assessment tool that all Clubs and Organizations will have to follow/meet prior to opening.  This means that if we are moved to Phase 2 on the 19th, we may still need some time to get all protocols established and in place to meet proper guidelines to help keep everyone safe.  

The City will also have to give the go-ahead as the Park/Fields will have to be prepared and we will continue to work with them to find the best way to get everyone out there on the fields safely.

"Pleased be advised of the following critical information as it pertains to our specific sport approval process in alignment with Canada Soccer:

  • Canada Soccer has recently approved Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations (the plan)
  • The Ontario Soccer Board of Directors has recently approved Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations (the plan)
  • Ontario Soccer will share this document with the member Districts and affiliated Clubs and Academies in the coming days so that those who are in regions that are cleared for Return to Play may begin preparations to do so ONLY once they have been cleared and have completed Canada Soccer’s Risk Assessment tool. More information to come in the coming days under a separate Bulletin, including a copy of the Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide – Protocols and Recommendations (the plan)."


Once we here at NFSC are ready, we will be reaching out via Social Media and our Website to let everyone know how we are moving forward, and go from there.

We are almost there!! 

We are asking for your continued patience and support to allow us, and the City of Niagara Falls Parks and Recreation Department to exucute things properly for our NFSC families who may have concerns as well, and our community. 

COVID-19 is still out there.  In the end, please remember, that all of us here at the Niagara Falls Soccer Club care about thier members and their families safety and will work to ensure that everyone returns to soccer only when it is safe to do so.

Until then, stay tuned and stay safe!