COVID-19 Info Center

Current Status Update Regarding COVID-19 & WOSC Programs

Updated on Monday, January 18th, 2021:

WOSC would like to provide an update to all of our members concerning the status of WOSC programs given the earlier 28-day lockdown from the provincial government and more recently, extension of said lock down.

WOSC will plan on resuming programs shortly after February 10th which is when the current lockdown procedures are active until. Please note that WOSC can only resume with the approval of local/provincial health authorities and Ontario Soccer.

Emails from your program coordinators have been sent out concerning potential start and end dates for your programs. If you have not received this email or would like further information, please contact your program coordinator.

For any program that may not receive the full number of sessions originally set by the program you are participating in, WOSC will be issuing credits or refunds to those members affected. Please note that only some programs may be affected by this.

WOSC will continue to monitor the provincial situation and current lockdown. We hope to follow up with more information as soon as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

Return To Play (RTP) Documents, Policies & Procedures

Have you seen the recent media publications concerning COVID-19 cases in organized sports?

Click here to read a message to our members: our October COVID-19 Press Release

Archived Status Updates Regarding COVID-19 & WOSC Programs

Updated on Tuesday, December 22nd 2020:

WOSC would like to provide an update to all of our members concerning the status of WOSC programs given the earlier announcement regarding a 28-day lockdown from the provincial government.

The club’s priority has been and will continue to be the health and safety of all participants.

Considering this 28-day lockdown issued by the Provincial government, WOSC will be temporarily shutting down all programs and leagues from December 26th, 2020 to January 23rd, 2021.

WOSC will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the lockdown period to determine how certain programs will proceed. This includes but is not limited to extending some programs or ending some programs earlier and providing credits or refunds for any unused sessions. We ask for everyone’s continued patience as the club navigates these unusual circumstances.

WOSC continues to take guidance from Ontario Soccer and the public health authorities. When new information can be provided, the club will communicate with our members as soon as possible.

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support and continued patience during these difficult times.

Updated on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020:

WOSC would like to provide an update to all of our members concerning the status of WOSC programs given the recent Ontario Soccer announcement, Effective immediately, Ontario Soccer will be returning to Phase 1 of Return To Play protocols (modified training) for a 28-day period.

How does this affect West Ottawa Soccer Club programs?

The following programs are cancelled with the process already begun for issuing credit to those who have registered:

All other programs that were scheduled to begin this week are delayed for 28 days. You will likely have already received an email from your program coordinator with this update already., If you did not receive an update or would like further information, please contact your program coordinators for any questions you may or use the Contact page to send us a message!

Thank you for your patience during this time. We are all eager to resume our scheduled fall and winter programs!

Updated on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020:

We have exciting news West Ottawa Warriors!!! As mandated by our governing body Ontario Soccer, West Ottawa Soccer Club is approved to move into Phase 2 of Ontario Soccer’s Return To Play guidelines for Summer 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates & Resources page for more information.

We ask for your continued patience as begin contacting our members with guidance on which programs will be resuming and where modified programs be will offered in lieu of cancelled ones. 

OPDL & modified representative programs will continue with their Block 1 RTP training with Block 2 registration opening up shortly.
Additional programs will be offered in Wee Warriors, Recreation and Adult 7v7.

WOSC will be contacting members directly with further information pertaining to each of those programs. 

Per usual, 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.

Updated on Monday, May 11th, 2020

As mandated by our governing body Ontario Soccer, all West Ottawa Soccer Club programs are suspended  from March 12, 2020 through to the end of June, 2020, effective immediately.

Soccer activities include, but are not limited to; all competitions, training, camps, coach and match official education and team building activities.

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.

Ontario Soccer’s most recent announcement indicating that all soccer activities and events scheduled for the month of June can be found here.

Updated on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Ontario Soccer is the governing body for WOSC and will decide when sanctioned soccer returns. At this time the length of the summer season is unknown but we are staying positive & hopeful!  Upon further direction from Ontario Soccer regarding summer programs, WOSC will then review its summer programs and payments and make any necessary adjustments.

For programs that were cancelled in their entirety for March and April, WOSC will credit or refund the Program (see Programs below). WOSC will make a one time credit or refund adjustment to accounts once a decision to resume play has been made by Ontario Soccer. Cancelled programs that will be credited or refunded include:

General Safety & Information

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?

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:

OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus

Ontario.ca/Coronavirus

Canada.ca/Coronavirus

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