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Aug 31

Squash Ontario AGM

Wednesday August 19, Louis Cyr, attended via Zoom the Squash Ontario AGM.

Link here: https://www.squashontario.com/annual-general-meeting

Louis has summarized the key points:

  • Provincially, current protocol is no playing as 2m rule can not be enforced
  • Pools (or pods) of 6 max for drilling ok, but no playing
  • COVID-19 protocols and health measures to be always adopted
  • Squash Ontario is appealing the current protocol, asking for pods of 10 and playing to resume
  • It is anticipated that clubs will be able to function normally by end Oct
  • Tournaments will likely resume in Jan 2020
  • Critical to get leagues started as soon as feasible
  • Club membership: 88 member clubs, about 7K players across the province; membership credit will be given to clubs
  • Excellent legal bfg on impact of COVID-19 with sports, and squash in particular
    • Use of waiver is paramount
    • Incorporation of club is so important now, otherwise club executive/directors/members could be personally held liable with anything related to COVID-19
  • Insurance: another great bfg
    • Pod participation list with names, dates and timings
    • Trying to get COVID-19 coverage in the insurance policy, but likely an additional cost for this
    • Clubs and/or leagues should make sure coaches/instructors, etc. have proper insurance coverage.  Squash Ontario will verify if their own blanket coverage takes care of this.