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 as of June 24, 2021: The Government of Ontario has announced the easing of restrictions and the entering of step two of reopening as of June 30 2021.
Outdoor team sports, which includes leagues and regular competition, with no specified limit on the number of participants or teams participating, or no need for modified rules of play, can commence on June 30, 2021.
Subsequently the Region of Waterloo Public Health announced that Waterloo Region will remain in Step 1 for the time being. Therefore the following member organizations must continue to follow Step 1 guidelines for individualized training at a capacity of 10 participants when operating within the boundaries of Waterloo Region:
- Berlin FA
- Cambridge Youth Soccer
- Grand River Soccer
- Kitchener Soccer Club
- Red Academy
- St.Clements Soccer Club
- Waterloo Minor Soccer Club
- Woolwich Youth Soccer
- All other Senior Clubs operating in the Region of Waterloo
Member organizations located in Wellington, Dufferin, Perth, and Grey Counties that have completed the 'critical sport specific steps and directives' may proceed with Step 2 as of June 30th 2021 as identified in the Return to Play Guide.
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 and District League continues to work towards a safe Outdoor 2021 season in alignment with Ontario Soccer's Return to Play Guide and is hopeful of a July kick-off.
In preparation for this opening date for our sport, Ontario Soccer members are encouraged to complete these critical sport specific steps and directives from Ontario Soccer.