COVID GUIDELINES

Effective March 1, 2022 Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check for proof of vaccination. However, individual businesses and organizations may choose to require proof of vaccination upon entry

The OPA-APO has decided not to require proof of vaccination for play in our venues, but recommends individuals follow current Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and provincial guidelines for COVID-19. We will also follow any guidelines required by our school boards.

Playing indoors increases risk of transmission, so please be mindful of those who may prefer to wear a mask and follow the below guidelines.

As recommended by OPH and Ontario Public Health, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from severe outcomes from COVID-19.  

Play Healthy (From Ottawa Public Health)

If you have COVID-19 or if you are sick, do not play pickleball, and do not return to play until you conform with OPH guidelines:

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/information-for-those-who-test-positive-for-covid-19-and-high-risk-contacts.aspx

COVID’s still out there. Below are some actions you can take to reduce your risk. Every one of them adds a layer of protection which can lower your risk & the risk you pose to those around you. 

Think of it this way, Ottawa: the colder it is outside, the more important it is to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold & stay warm. As it gets colder, you add more layers. 

Well, in this case the higher the level of risk you’re facing, the more important it is to consistently use as many of these layers as you can. And every single layer counts! 

Your layers: 

  • Being vaccinated with all the doses you’re eligible for
  • Monitoring yourself for symptoms & staying home when sick
  • Wearing a mask
  • Avoiding crowded indoor spaces
  • Maintaining physical distancing
  • Washing your hands (yes, still)
  • Respecting those who remain at higher risk of complications from COVID-19
  • If you are someone who remains at higher risk, consistently using these layers is essential.

For more information, please consult Ottawa Public Health and Ontario Public Health Guidelines

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx?_mid_=32064

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/

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