Ontario Re-Opening Update

OCA Members,

Ontario’s re-opening announcement is a further indication of better times ahead for both cycling and life returning to some normalcy. While additional recreational amenities are able to open, the current provincial Stay-at-Home Order [see below] remains in place until June 2.  As a result, the OCA cannot sanction any in-person activities [club/team or coach led activities] at this time and will continue to work with our advisors, including the provincial government, to obtain additional information and communicate any updates as they are received.

We encourage you to review the following letter from the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries regarding Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen.

Letter from the desk of Minster Lisa MacLeod: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Again, we encourage everyone to stay safe, healthy, and positive as we progress toward a full return to cycling activities.


Stay-At-Home Updated [posting from May 3, 2021]

The Provincial Government has implemented a Stay-at-Home Order effective April 8, 2021. Details relating to the order can be found at the Provincewide Shutdown Website

Regulations:

Stay-at-Home Order (O-Reg 265/21) – Guides Ontarians as to their individual responsibilities.

Rules for Areas in Stage 1 (Shutdown Zone) – O-Reg 82/20 – General rules for the Shutdown Zone

Highlights as it applies to cycling:

Stay-at-Home Order

Schedule 1

1 (1) Every individual shall remain at the residence at which they are currently residing at all times unless leaving their residence is necessary for one or more of the following purposes…

16 Exercising, including,

1 walking or moving around outdoors using an assistive mobility device, or

2 using an outdoor recreational amenity that is permitted to be open under the Stage 1 Order.
(April 16 update)

Rules for Areas in Stage 1 (Shutdown Zone)

Schedule 2

48 (4) …no indoor or outdoor sports or recreational classes are permitted at any indoor or outdoor sport and recreational facilities.

What this means for cycling:

  1. Indoor and outdoor in-person coach led or instruction-based riding/training is NOT PERMITTED
  2. Individuals may exercise by riding their bike but all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events, except with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household, are prohibited.
  3. As a result, the OCA will not sanction in-person club or team activities until the end of the stay-at-home order and when deemed permissible to resume under the regulations.

OCA Members looking to obtain Personal Accident Extension Coverage for their individual riding or for riding with their same household may do so by accessing the below link:

To purchase via CCN: Personal Accident Extension Program