MHSAA Return to School Sport Statement - Updated August 4, 2020
As the Province of Manitoba eases restrictions and reopens the economy in a phased approach, the benefits of reopening need to be balanced with the risks of increased COVID-19 transmission. School sport activities have numerous physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. As organized activities continue to be allowed to operate again, we need a thoughtful plan to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The MHSAA’s updated Return to School Sport plan aims to provide a safe return of school sport in Manitoba and is focused on the following:
- The Province of Manitoba has mandated each sport to establish a Return to Play Protocol to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The MHSAA will be adhering to all of these plans. Detailed sport specific protocols can be found on the respective Provincial Sport Organization’s website.
- School’s may offer fitness and/or training programming to their students provided they follow all current Provincial Public Health Guidelines, sport specific Return to Play Protocols, and receive approval from their Division or School’s administration. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.
- No competition, including exhibition games, is permitted for any school sport at this time.
The MHSAA will be announcing our Return to School Sport plan for the 2020-2021 school year by August 15, 2020.
The MHSAA remains committed to protecting the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff, coaches, member-schools, and the health of all of our fellow Manitobans.