COVID-19: Ontario Updates

COVID-19: Ontario Updates

February 5, 2021
|  By
Chris Ozolins
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Updates relating to Ontario COVID protocol

𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟮𝘁𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭:

To assist in clarifying the Premiere's announcement today, we wanted to update Ontario disc golfers on just how the new restrictions affect our sport:

• Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf per our government) courses will remain open, unless closed by an independent entity.

(ie conservation authority, parks group, etc.).

• Outdoors gatherings are now limited to groups of 5 or less.

What this 𝘔𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴:

The enhanced restrictions announced today have been made in an effort to stifle the spread of COVID-19 within the province. Hospital ICUs are currently running at, or near capacity with nearly 8,000 new cases of the virus each day across Canada. While many of us fit in a group far less susceptible to the immediate mortal-risk of the virus, we absolutely have to take into account that there is a very real and tangible threat to our elderly and immune-suppressed. These new protocols have been made in an effort to limit Ontarians to essential travel only. Exercise has been deemed essential in the government's release, and in unison with the province's choice to keep "frisbee golf" courses open, it stands to reason that for the time being, disc golf will be allowed to take place. While we are the beneficiary of the language in the restrictions, we want to urge Ontario golfers not to take for granted their ability to play and confuse their responsibility as citizens with their ability to test the limits of the language used in our restrictions. The spirit of the entirety of these restrictions is to limit the virus by reducing NON-ESSENTIAL exposure to individuals outside of your bubble. While exercise is essential, socializing in-person, with those not in your bubble-group, is absolutely not. We urge everyone to restrict non-essential travel by staying local and playing only with those in your bubble until our government is able to re-assess and announce the next step in our pandemic response.

Reference article: https://files.ontario.ca/moh-enhanced-provincewide...

Additional Update: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21011

• See point 16.ii

Jan.14/2021 Update: Ontario Ball Golf Courses will be closed for the duration of the enhanced emergency order. This means the potential closure of ball/disc hybrid courses within the province. At present Whiskey Run, Rolling Greens and Dragon Hills disc golf courses will all remain closed until notified otherwise.

*Foxwood, Scarlett Woods and Fescue's Edge will remain open for disc golf. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Also to note, the Ettyville Super Spin Disc Golf Center is closed for the time being.

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