Important Information – COVID-19

Please be advised that the provincial office is closed as of March 16th, 2020 until further notice.

Please direct all questions by email at covid19@specialolympicsontario.com or by phone at 1-888-333-5515 ext. 311.


April 28, 2022

Re: Infection Prevention and Control Measures (IPCM) in effect May 1st

Special Olympics Ontario would like to announce that effective May 1st, 2022, the Infection Prevention and Control Measures (IPCM) will be in effect for all sport training and competitions, community meetings and events.

The details of the new measures will be available on the Return to Program website. With the implementation of IPCM, the following will also be in effect:

  • Return to Program Application process is no longer required
  • COVID-19 Declaration Forms are no longer required *
  • COVID-19 Screening is no longer required
  • Attendance Tracking is no longer required*
  • Vaccine Declaration Form submission is no longer in effect

*Please keep all COVID related documentation on file for two years.

Face coverings are no longer mandated by Special Olympics Ontario. Individual Special Olympics communities will have the option to implement face covering requirements for their indoor programs.

All community programs, competitions and events will be required to follow the COVID-19 protocols that are established by their local municipality, health unit or facility (if any).

School based sport programs will continue to follow the direction of their respective school board.  Partner programs will continue to follow the direction of their respective provincial sport organization.

We have begun our transition back to hosting competitions and events.  Capacity numbers at competitions and events will slowly grow as COVID numbers decrease and we become more comfortable with being together.

Moving forward, we will continue to keep health and safety of our membership a priority and adjust our safety measures as needed.

Stay informed by going to our website www.specialolympicsontario.com for the latest updates.

Should you have any questions or would like to speak with a staff person about the pandemic please email covid19@specialolympicsontario.com or call 1-888-333-5515 ext. 311 and leave a message and we will follow up.

Thank you for your understanding,

Glenn MacDonell
President & CEO


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Special Olympics encourages everyone who has access to the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The vaccine will help protect both you and the people around you. Check with your local health authorities to find out when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are resources and frequently asked questions regarding the vaccine (click on the images below to view full sized versions).

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Myth vs Fact

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Things to know about the COVID Vaccine

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What happens when I get the COVID Vaccine

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Kory's Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Special Olympics Ontario continues to proactively monitor the situation with COVID-19. The health and safety of program and event participants are our top priority, and we encourage everyone to follow public health best practices and current information. Please see below for additional information regarding what we currently know about COVID-19 and updates from Special Olympics Ontario.

Info for Athletes & Caregivers
What Can I Do?

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Resources

Special Olympics Ontario recommends using Ontario and Canadian health authorities for information on COVID-19, including: 

For those looking to stay active in the absence of events and programming, please check out theat-home training and health resources on the SO Healthy @ Home website.