Sports / Programs Specific Guidelines

Effective May 1, 2022, all Special Olympics Ontario sport training, competition, community meetings and events will use the Infection Prevention Control Measures.  The previous Return to Program guidelines are no longer in effect: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• Vaccine Declaration Form submission is no longer in effect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. Note: If a community chooses to implement face coverings, it is recommended that the face coverings be worn by all individuals within the SOO program. Face coverings should be worn at all times while indoors except when participating in activities that require a high level of physical exertion.

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).

Members of all SOO programs who have a contagious illness are asked to contact their local health unit to receive guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus.

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.