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Winter 2022: Recreational Division - Provincial Lockdown

By M.Cianfrone, KNSC President, 01/06/22, 3:45PM EST


Dear Parents and Guardians of KNSC Indoor Recreational Players,

On behalf of the KNSC Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2022.

The Government of Ontario announced on Jan. 3, 2022 that effective Jan. 5, 2022 at 12:01, it will return to a modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Re-Open Plan, in response to the recent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the changes, which impact soccer in Ontario, are the following:

  • The Government of Ontario has paused all indoor-soccer activities until Jan. 26, 2022, or until further public health information becomes available.
  • All indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities must close, except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues. Presently, League1 Ontario is the only soccer league in Ontario, which is classified by the Government of Ontario as an elite amateur sport league.
  • Outdoor facilities are permitted to operate but with the number of spectators not to exceed 50 per cent occupancy and other requirements.

As a result of these directives, Ontario Soccer has paused the use of the Return to Play Guide until Jan. 26, 2022, or until further public health information becomes available. The above restrictions will be in effect for at least 21 days.

As a result of this new lockdown, our Winter 2021-2022 season will be suspended and will extend the season accordingly to ensure that all sessions will be delivered.

Please monitor your emails regularly as we anxiously await a confirmed date so that we may safely Return to Play. This will be communicated immediately.

Please note: The KNSC Clubhouse will be closed and staff will be working remotely. All staff will be responding to emails only during this time. 

We would like to thank you for your support, cooperation and dedication to our club during these unpredictable times.

Dr. Michael Cianfrone