Updated on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020:
To the WOSC Community,
As mandated by our governing body Ontario Soccer, all West Ottawa Soccer Club programs are suspended for the months of March and April, 2020, effective immediately. Soccer activities include, but are not limited to; all competitions, training, camps, coach and match official education and team building activities.
Ontario Soccer's most recent announcement indicating that all soccer activities and events scheduled between now and the end of April have been cancelled can be found here: https://www.ontariosoccer.net/news_article/show/1097933
WOSC will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the guidance of governing bodies. Any updates will be posted on our club website.
The offices of West Ottawa Soccer Club will be closed to the public during this period. Staff will only be available through email to assist where necessary.
Further messaging for certain programs will be sent out via email, early next week. This includes messaging regarding PUMA apparel sizing.
Read the Ontario Soccer bulletin and COVID 19 updates here:
During times of uncertainty as we are seeing with the outbreak of COVID-19 it is understandable that many of us feel an increased level of concern around protecting our health and the health of our families and communities. Recognizing this, we wanted to share some of the preventative steps that the West Ottawa Soccer Club is taking.
What can members do?
· Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds minimum.
· If you or anyone in your family are feeling unwell, we encourage you to not attend sessions and, if necessary, speak to your healthcare professional if you have symptoms that include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
We have listed the 3 Bulletins sent out by Ontario Soccer so far with their latest updates regarding suspending handshakes and high fives in games and practices as we well as a travel advisory update. Links to further information and resources can be found in the links below:
Should new recommendations be shared by public health experts and/or Ontario Soccer we will re-evaluate and update our procedures where needed.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has also created a COVID-19 information line at: 1-833-784-4397