Rugby Ontario Statement on Return to Play

Below is a message from the CEO of Rugby Ontario, Myles Spencer.


Good afternoon,


As the recovery effort from the COVID-19 begins to take shape and we await further direction from government and public health authorities, Rugby Ontario is starting the process of preparing ‘Return to Play’ protocols and strategies in conjunction with a national working group representing all Provincial Unions and Rugby Canada.  Please find attached a statement issued today regarding the development of a nationwide ‘Return to Play’ strategy.  (Website: link)


While each Province may have different timing in its recovery plan, the easing of restrictions (at this point) are similar in nature and follow distinct phased approaches.  As such, Rugby Ontario is working on a framework for ‘Return to Play’ protocols that are appropriate for our own provincial jurisdiction and that will adhere to the Ontario Government’s strategy for ‘restarting’ organized sport.  I am awaiting more information on this very topic from our Ministry, and will be sure to provide a specific update as soon as one is available.  If at any time you receive any details from local municipalities, I encourage you to share these with our office.


To support this work in developing protocols and strategies here in Ontario, we are planning a series of regionally focused engagement sessions to share resources and collect necessary input and feedback from within the Club and Branch community.  Stay tuned for more details coming this week about these sessions.


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.