Provincial Statements on Returning to Play

A Message From OFSAA

OFSAA President Nick Rowe provides a video update on behalf of the Executive Council and staff. Nick extends best wishes and thank you’s to key OFSAA groups while bringing to light the important presence of OFSAA’s newly-formed “Return To Sport Committee”.


As the Province of Manitoba eases restrictions and reopens the economy in a phased approach, the benefits of reopening need to be balanced with the risks of increased COVID-19 transmission. School sport activities have numerous physical, mental and emotional health benefits. As organized activities are beginning to be allowed to operate again, we need a thoughtful plan to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The MHSAA’s Return to Play plan aims to provide a safe return of school sport in Manitoba and is focused on the following three factors:

  1. The Province of Manitoba has mandated each sport to establish a plan to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission between participants and spectators. The MHSAA is monitoring each Provincial Sport Organization’s Return to Play protocol status.
  2. Consensus is needed from Manitoba Education & Training and all of Manitoba’s School Divisions on their state of readiness to move forward with extra curricular activities, including school sport.
  3. At a minimum, the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services: Phase 3 has been fully defined and comes into effect.

The MHSAA reminds our member schools that all school sport activities, including all forms of training and practices are on hold until further notice. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff, coaches, member-schools and the health of all of our fellow Manitobans.

Return to School Sport

Thank you so much to those of you who took the time to share your feedback with us in our return-to-sport survey earlier this month. We received a significant response and wanted to share some of the results with you.

Please find linked below a summary document with some of the key findings highlighted. If you’d like to dig deeper into this, please reach out to ASAA Executive Director John Paton.


Return to School Sport Survey Results Summary

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