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
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:
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)
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:
- Indoor and outdoor in-person coach led or instruction-based riding/training is NOT PERMITTED
- 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.
- 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
The OCA will continue working with our advisors including the government of Ontario to obtain further clarity throughout this process and will communicate updates as they are received.