COVID-19: Updates & Resources

A message to our members – October COVID-19 Press Release

Current Status Regarding COVID-19

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:

  • Wee Warriors Fall programs
  • OPDL Prep programs
  • Showcase Prep programs

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.

Program Updates & Cancellations

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:

  • March Break Camp
  • Spring Futsal
  • Wee Warriors Spring Program
  • Wesley Clover Cup
  • PD Day Camp – April 24th, 2020
  • PD Day Camp – June 5th, 2020
  • 2020 Soccer Summer Camp (Open)
  • 2020 Soccer Summer Camp (Representative)

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?
  • 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:

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