OTTAWA, ON (May 6, 2020) — As different levels of provincial and municipal governments begin to outline their plans for reducing or removing COVID-19 related restrictions, Squash Canada is issuing its ‘return to play’ recommendations for clubs, coaches and players, once squash clubs and facilities are permitted to re-open.

COVID-19 has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways, with different timing, and provincial government re-opening strategies.  While government and public health authorities may impose certain restrictions on athletic or fitness facilities, the squash club or facility management, coaches and players themselves should implement certain measures and precautions to reduce the risk of infection transmission while in the facility and while practicing or playing squash.

Squash Canada is pleased to offer its recommendations for “Return to Play” which are aimed at helping clubs, coaches and players progressively and safely plan the restart of squash activities as Government restrictions may be eased in phases over time.

Squash Canada has released two documents:

  1. Return to Play Recommendations for Club Administrators, Coaches and Anyone Organizing Squash Activities – Click Here
  2. Return to Play Recommendations for Players – Click Here

The content outlines the many measures and precautions to take before re-opening, and in organizing or participating in different types of squash activities, particularly at the outset of re-opening, as a way to reduce the risks.

Recommendations have been developed in accordance with World Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s general guidelines, and with the input of a cross section of medical, legal, coach and provincial/territorial squash associations.

Stay safe, play safe!