TFONT & ONTARIO’S THREE-STEP RE-OPENING PLAN
Touch Football Ontario continues to liaise with provincial Public Health Units and with the Government of Ontario, as we prepare to return to play in 2021.
The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is easing the restrictions on outdoor sports and has updated the framework for organized team sports.
Currently, we are reviewing the updated framework with our member leagues, Provincial regulators and other sports organizations to ensure we provide clear direction to membership on how the province’s three-step plan impacts our sport.
Touch Football Ontario has enhanced its COVID safety protocols. This, in combination with the updated Public Health approved safety protocols and ‘back to play’ procedures initiated in 2020 we expect to have tournament play once the Provincial government gives the go ahead.
As most of our tournament venue partners are in municipally controlled areas we anticipate they may not be able to ‘ramp up’ as quickly as a private facility. Given this, we have partnered with Fletcher’s Fields in Markham to be our primary tournament field provider for the 2021 season.
We ask that teams interested in participating in tournaments (as soon as it is permitted) register on Karelo.com (https://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=632&BT=10&Ev=19849).
By preregistering we shorten the turnaround from authorization to the initial tournament in as little as two weeks. If there are any circumstances from which a registered team does not participate in a tournament in 2021 the registration fee will be fully refunded.
Touch Football Ontario will provide further updates when we receive further information regarding Ontario’s three-step re-opening plan.
2021 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Ottawa July 17th & 18th, 2021
Unionville August 7th & 8th 2021
Provincials - LOCATION TBD Sept. 11th & 12th, 2021
Nationals - LOCATION TBD Oct. 9th, 10th, 11th, 2021
Nationals fee - $625
Provincials fee - $600
Tournament fee - $500