(November 19, 2020)
Please note that our public health unit will move into the Orange category in the province's pandemic response framework as of Monday, November 16.
Maximum 50 people per facility in all combined recreational fitness spaces or programs (not pools, rinks at arenas, community centres, and multi-purpose facilities)
No spectators permitted (exemption for parent and guardian supervision of children)
Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact; 50 people per league
Exemption for high performance athletes and parasports
Limit duration of stay to 90 minutes except if engaging in sport
Limit volume of music to conversation level and prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
Face coverings required except when exercising
Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres for areas of a sport or recreational facility where there are weights or weight machines and exercise and fitness classes
Require contact information for all patrons and attendance for team sports
Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams
Require screening of members of the public, including spectators (for example, questionnaire)
A safety plan must be available upon request
Dear friends and members,
We’re reaching out in hopes that everyone is well and to provide an update on our upcoming 2020/21 ringette season.
Hopefully many of you have been keeping up with updates from Ringette Ontario and their return to play guidelines (https://ringetteontario.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/RO-Return-to-Ringette-v2.0-Updated-August-10.pdf). If not, we encourage you to have a look to learn more. Ringette will look different, but everyone is working to ensure that our members are safe, develop as players and of course have fun!
With the release of these updated guidelines last week, the EFRA Board is preparing a return to play plan on behalf of our association that is compliant with RO guidelines, Provincial Health Guidelines for the Province of Ontario, Municipal and Facility Regulations for our Associations’ Facilities and Ringette Canada’s Pan-Canadian Return to Ringette Guidelines. This plan needs to be approved by Ringette Ontario before we can initiate any on-ice activity.
As part of our planning, it is helpful for us to have an idea of how many families plan to register for ringette this fall. If you’re comfortable registering now, please click here for more information:https://elorafergusringette.ca/Pages/2190/2020_21_Registration_/
We also appreciate that many of you may be hesitant to register without a clear vision of how the season will look. If you’re hesitant with registering or have questions, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, an initial draft overview of EFRA’s proposed stage 2 procedures are below for reference and we can share the following:
We will share more details as soon as possible. In the meantime, please make sure to visit https://elorafergusringette.ca/ for update and ensure you’re signed-up to receive email notifications by subscribing here: https://elorafergusringette.ca/Utils/Subscriptions/Email.aspx
Or follow us on social media:
And of course, if you have additional questions, please contact us anytime email@example.com.
Stay well and we look forward to being back on the ice soon,
EFRA Board of Directors
After the release of Ringette Ontario’s Return to Ringette (RTR) Guidelines, we announced that we would be hosting a virtual town hall on July 15th to answer any questions you may have surrounding COVID-19, ringette and safety protocols for the upcoming season. In light of the Provincial Government’s recent announcement to enter into Stage 3 of its reopening plan, Ringette Ontario has made the decision to reschedule our town hall.
Over the next week, we will be working in collaboration with the RO Audit & Risk Standing Committee, SCC and other provincial sport organizations in order to determine how our RTR Guidelines will work within Ontario’s Stage 3 and if areas within our Guidelines need to be revised in order to accommodate for this new information.
Our next virtual town hall will take place next Wednesday (July 22nd) at 6:00 pm on Facebook Live. We will be joined by Ringette Ontario's Executive Director, Pamela Julian, Technical Director, Karla Xavier and Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Marian Agyei-Gyamera. If you have any questions about 'Return to Ringette', please respond to this email and we will do our best to answer them for you next Wednesday. Please note that all questions submitted prior to July 15th will be added to the question list for next week.
As a community and sport-based organization, we strive to be transparent and informative and want to ensure the Return to Ringette guidelines, documents and resources we share during this time are conducive to the spaces that ringette is played.
Please visit our website for additional information and resources related to Return to Ringette.
Thank you all for your continued patience, understanding and support during this time.
The Ringette Ontario Team
Hello EFRA Families,
First and foremost, the board of directors at Elora Fergus Ringette hope all are well and safe at this time.
We are reaching out to connect with our members, to let you know we are working behind the scenes to ensure that we can get back on the ice in a way that is safe for our players, coaches, bench staff, parents and fans.
On June 5, Ringette Ontario (RO) announced that all ringette activities are suspended until at least Sept. 1, 2020 and all sanctioned tournaments and league play are suspended until at least Jan. 1, 2021. https://mailchi.mp/31b3
Ringette Canada has created a National Direction for Return to Ringette document, to read the full document, please click here https://www.ringette.ca/natio
Registration is currently open with a $100 deposit, $50 for new U8 age players. Season Registration Fees are suspended at this time, when set, fees will be in line with the costs that reflect the realities of the season and the ice time we are able to offer.
The health and safety of our families and community members continue to be our top priority. We ask that all members please be patient with us; the documents mentioned above outline a number of changes, many things we have never had to consider before. Ringette this season will look different from what it has in the past, that we do know.
Some FAQ’s regarding the season from the RO point of view have been posted on the Ringette Ontario website. https://ringetteonta