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Physical Environmental

Set Up


The Ottawa Return to Play Roadmap is an initiative of the Ottawa Sport Council in collaboration with 70 Ottawa Community sport organizations.

  • Implement measures to ensure physical distance and separation between participants, coaches and parents (minimum of 2 metres)

    • Include physical distancing signage in key areas 

    • Reconfigure your space as needed to ensure traffic flow is smooth and organized

  • Use wayfinding markers or arrows to help direct traffic flow

    • A one-way traffic system can be created to ensure that individuals do not cross paths

    • Direct traffic in congested areas such as entrances and exits

  • Provide instructional arrival procedures and signage to clearly identify how participants must enter and exit the space 

  • Pre-arrange equipment spacing and setup in all areas

    • Use cones and other equipment to ensure appropriate spacing is in place to support distancing

  • Aim to keep participants in small groups respecting physical distancing measures so that they work with similar players

  • Stagger activity times between different groups to create a buffer between sessions and avoid an overlap of participants

  • Do not use any locker/change rooms and request all participants to change at home prior to and after sessions

  • Where physical distance cannot be observed it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn

  • Provide details on social gathering restrictions and monitor by staff

Resource Links


This document provides information about reducing transmission, establishing controls for all spaces, examples of a field map and cleaning recommendations

I&A - Physical Environmental Set Up

Physical Environmental Set Up for Athletes with Disabilities

Under "Physical Environmental Set Up", you will find information on how sports organizations can create safe, welcoming and inclusive sport environments. These documents provide clubs and organizations with tools and resources to become more inclusive and accessible in the physical environments they operate in.

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