Sports, Recreation and COVID-19


Sports and Recreation Facilities

A provincewide declaration of emergency and a stay-at home order are now in effect. The COVID-19 Response Framework (colour-coded zones) is paused during this time.  Sports and recreational fitness facilities must follow the public health measures outline here.

Facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities

Only open for:

  • identified high-performance athletes, including parasport athletes training and competing for the next Olympics/Paralympics, and specified professional leagues (for example, NHL and AHL;
  • child care, mental health and addiction support services, social services or other specified purposes (includes community centres and multi-purpose facilities, such as YMCA) – 10 people maximum;
  • access to physical therapy for a person with a disability (as defined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005).

Outdoor recreational amenities

Outdoor recreational amenities permitted to open, subject to conditions, include:

  • parks and recreational areas;
  • baseball diamonds;
  • batting cages;
  • soccer, football and sports fields;
  • tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts;
  • basketball courts;
  • BMX parks;
  • skate parks;
  • frisbee golf locations;
  • cycling tracks and bike trails;
  • horse riding facilities;
  • shooting ranges, including those operated by rod and gun clubs;
  • playgrounds;
  • portions of parks or recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment;
  • golf courses and driving ranges.

A permitted outdoor recreational amenity may only open if:

  • physical distance of at least two (2) metres can be maintained;
  • team sports, or other sports or games where people may come within two (2) metres of each other, are not practiced or played;
  • locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses remain closed (except for access to equipment storage, washrooms or first aid). 

Please refer to:

Learn more about Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)