As I’m sure most of you have heard the province has made the decision to scale back on Stage 2 of the provincial Covid-19 plan in the provincial hotspots including Toronto, Peel and Ottawa. This means that for those regions, they can no longer dine inside, go to their local gyms and also have been restricted from playing sports indoors. Halton has not been regarded as a hotspot and our soccer club is not being affected by these current changes. That being said, we do not know what the future holds, and we are not sure if any additional regions will be added to the hot spot list.
The club is moving forward with what it is that we are permitted to do, which is what we have always done, in the safest way possible and in line with OSA guidelines. We currently have our YDP teams (U13-U18) registered in PISL and the JDP teams (U9-U12) will be registered with MSSL (formerly GTISL). PISL was to start on October 24th and MSSL was to start on October 31st. As of today and based on the Premiere’s message, OSA has informed us that for the next 28 days there will be no league activity permitted in Toronto or Peel. These leagues start dates will be delayed. At this point, our house league will not be affected as it is being conducted in the JV dome and is within Halton. Any further updates regarding programming will be communicated to you all through our Technical Director Shayne Griffin.
We would like to ask everyone within the club to continue practising social distancing, wear your masks, and keep each other and our region safe. We want to continue to operate and not have to shut down. All we can do is control our own behaviour and I trust that we can rely on all our members to conduct themselves appropriately in the face of this pandemic.
Alex Da Costa