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2. Why is no-contact lacrosse necessary? (Submitted February 23, 2021)
The Ontario Government has permitted competition with the express understanding that our rules have been modified to eliminate instances of body-to-body and stick-to-body contact (Section 8, Team Sports, of Ontario Regulation 364/20). No-contact lacrosse is a temporary but necessary measure in response to the pandemic for Ontario Lacrosse to transition back to standard play. If provincial restrictions are further relaxed, there may be options for minimal contact to be reintroduced in a safe, measured manner. If this becomes the case, these changes will be communicated to each sector.
1. What is Bill 218? (Submitted February 22, 2021)
The Government of Ontario has established legislation entitled "Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act 2020", also referred to as Bill 218. This legislation extends protections to associations and individuals who have been operating during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The objective of the legislation is to protect individuals from any civil lawsuits as they relate to COVID 19, provided the individual is following the rules and regulations of the Government of Ontario and acting in good faith. The full details can be accessed here.
In addition to a number of great individual contributors from within the Ontario Lacrosse community, resources were reviewed from a number of areas, including the Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism & Status of Women, Baseball Canada, Field Hockey Ontario, Hockey Canada, Ontario Hockey Federation, Oshawa Blue Knights Lacrosse, US Lacrosse and World Lacrosse. Appreciation and gratitude are extended to these organizations for sharing their documentation.