Return to Play Overview

The Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guide/Plan consists of a three-phase approach that includes:

Phase 1: Return to Training (modified training)

Conditions: All Phase 1 Return to Train conditions are met

Restrictions: No contact, no league, exhibition, festival or tournament games

Phase 2Return to Training and Modified Games (enhanced training & modified games)

Conditions: All Phase 2 Return to Train conditions are met

Inter-squad modified games permitted (only within the Club/Academy)

Restrictions:   No league, exhibition, festival or tournament games

Phase 3Return to Soccer (regular competition, games and training)

Conditions: Social distancing restrictions have been lifted

Restrictions: None

The phases outlined above apply equally to all recreational, competitive and high performance level soccer.

Note: Ontario Soccer will determine timelines for each Phase in alignment with the Province of Ontario provincial health authorities involving government orders, restrictions and guidelines. This will be communicated via future Action Bulletins when applicable.

PHASE 1

INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING

LOCKDOWN GREY ZONE

RED ZONE

PHASE 2

GROUP TRAINING AND MODIFIED GAMES

ORANGE ZONE

YELLOW ZONE

GREEN ZONE

PHASE 3

RETURN TO SOCCER

Reference Guide (Zones) – OVERVIEW

Grey Red Orange Yellow Green
Completion of Canada Soccer Return to Soccer Assessment Tool Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Organization’s own RTP Guide/Plan  in alignment to Ontario Soccer’s RTP Guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Age and Stage Considerations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safety Field Marshal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Physical Distancing for Participants Yes Yes No No No
Equipment disinfecting after each game/practice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Change rooms No No Yes Yes Yes
Indoor Activities Permitted No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outdoor Activities Permitted Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Games or Scrimmages No No Yes Yes Yes
Maximum “Competitive Bubble” N/A N/A 50 players 50 players 50 players
Team Isolation Period before changing bubbles N/A N/A 14 days 14 days 14 days
Travel to other zones

Unless otherwise stated by local Public Health Unit

No No Yes Yes Yes
Trials/Tryouts/Open Evaluations No No Yes Yes Yes
Maximum number of Participants

(Players, coaches, match officials)

Unless otherwise stated by local Public Health Unit

No indoor activities

10 Outdoor

10 Indoor

25 Outdoor

50 Indoor

100 Outdoor

50 Indoor

100 Outdoor

50 Indoor

100 Outdoor

Maximum number of Spectators

Unless otherwise stated by local Public Health Unit

No spectators, except for ONE parent per participant at outdoor facilites No spectators No spectators 50 Indoor

100 Outdoor

50 Indoor

100 Outdoor

Ontario Soccer will determine timelines for each Phase in alignment with the Province of Ontario provincial health authorities involving government orders, restrictions and guidelines.
RFC RETURN TO PLAY UPDATE DEC 1,2020