As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, Southwest Soccer is monitoring this situation on a daily basis in coordination with our provincial governing body and the Public Health's recommendations.
*UPDATE - Effective January 5th 2022*
- The Government of Ontario has paused all indoor-soccer activities until Jan. 26, 2022, or until further public health information becomes available.
- All indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities must close, except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues. Presently, League1 Ontario is the only soccer league in Ontario, which is classified by the Government of Ontario as an elite amateur sport league.
- Outdoor facilities are permitted to operate but with the number of spectators not to exceed 50 per cent occupancy and other requirements.
Further, Ontario Soccer has issued the following updates on its provincial leagues and competitions:
- The Ontario Indoor Cup and Ontario Futsal Cup will be postponed, with new dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
- The Provincial Indoor Soccer League (PISL) will also postpone its indoor season, with further information on the remainder of the season to follow at a later date.
As a result of these directives, Ontario Soccer has paused the use of the Return to Play Guide until Jan. 26, 2022, or until further public health information becomes available.
All member organizations, currently operating, are required to review and maintain their RTP Guides up to date at all times based on the restrictions implemented by the Ontario Government and the Public Health Units.
The District continues to work towards a safe Indoor 2021-2022 season in alignment with Ontario Soccer's Return to Play Guide.
Ontario Soccer members are encouraged to complete these critical sport specific steps and directives from Ontario Soccer.
- All affiliated Club and Academies must register their participants in OSCAR – the official participant registry of Ontario Soccer.
- All affiliated Clubs and Academies must read and understand Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide (the plan) – Protocols and Recommendations document.
- All affiliated Clubs and Academies must prepare their own Return to Play Plans for use within their membership. Use of Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide (the plan) is strongly recommended.
- All affiliated Clubs and Academies must complete Canada Soccer’s Risk Assessment Tool. Please do not complete this tool until you have completed step 1, 2 and 3 above. Access by each Club and Academy must be done so by one single source. Do not forward or share the on-line link tool with others.