Both the Ontario and Quebec provincial governments have issued new public health orders in order to help blunt the spread of the new Omicron variant.
This means that new measures must be put in place by our member clubs in order to be compliant with the new orders.
FOR ONTARIO CLUBS: Please see this summary published by CurlON:
|Ontario strengthens response to Omicron|
At 4:00 pm Friday, December 17th, Premier Ford announced new measures to be implemented across the Province effective at 12:01 am on Sunday, December 19th.
|ON – Press Release|
|What does this release mean for our clubs:The indoor capacity is reduced to 50%. (For the lounge area this means 50% of your posted AGCO capacity, for the ice shed it means 50% of your fire code capacity – in curling we are able to continue with 8 people per sheet)|
Post a sign showing your official capacity limits that are permitted in the establishment. Limit the number of people at a table to 10 persons and all patrons must remain seated at all times.
Bars and Restaurants (including curling lounges) are required to close at 11:00 pm. The Sale of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 pm and consumption after 11:00 pm.
Food and Drink at indoor sporting events is prohibited unless in a restaurant setting subject to rules stated. Note this does not affect curling except for larger events Ontario Scotties or Ontario Tankard.
Also remember to monitor your health units websites as they may issue a Section 22 order at any time further restricting activities within their jurisdicion. CurlON has provided a quick reference sheet and will be updating it daily starting Monday morning. www.curl-on.ca/covid-19
Good luck and stay safe over the holiday season.
Curling Quebec guidelines will be posted as they become available.
FOR CURLERS: Please monitor your emails and social media. Many area clubs have already shut down early for the Christmas break, and have cancelled practice ice and rentals.
From all of us at the OVCA, stay safe, have a Happy Holidays and remember – we’ll get through this TOGETHER!