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February 28, 2022

AURORA SPORTS DOME RETURNS TO PRE-COVID OPERATION STATUS

Further to the provincial announcement regarding the lifting of COVID restrictions, the Town of Aurora has conformed that as of 12:01am on Tuesday, March 1st all Town recreation facilities including the Aurora Sports Dome will return to normal pre-COVID operational status, as follows:

  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required
  • Active COVID health screening at the entrance is no longer required
  • Physical distancing within the facility is no longer required
  • No capacity limits related to COVID

The following restrictions remain in force:

  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the facilities, including inside dressing rooms, but not while actively engaged in sport or physical activity
  • Passive screening is still required, meaning that anyone entering the facility must first self-screen using the standard COVID screening questions
  • If they can answer NO to all the questions, they can enter
  • If they answer YES to any of the questions, they should stay home


As a result of this announcement, all Aurora FC Indoor programs will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination when entering the Aurora Sports Dome but will still need to pass the standard self-screening COVID questions.





January 27, 2022


ALL AURORA FC INDOOR PROGRAMS TO RESUME THE WEEK OF JAN 31

The Town of Aurora made an announcement on Wednesday January 26th that all of the Town’s recreational facilities including the Aurora Sports Dome will be able to reopen at the end of January.

This announcement means that, effective the week of January 31st, all Aurora FC programs that were paused as a result of the pandemic restrictions will be able to re-start at the Aurora Sports Dome.

All Aurora FC competitive, development, recreational and high performance programming will be able to resume with the indoor programming as follows:

•    Skills and Scrimmages Winter Session (will start Sat Feb 5th)
•    Indoor House League (will re-start Friday Feb 4th / Sat Feb 5th)
•    Women’s League Winter Session (will start Sun Feb 6th – schedules to follow)
•    Men's Suday Scrimmage (will start Sun Feb 6th – schedules to follow)
•    REP/Development programs (will restart week of Jan 31 – schedules to follow)
•    OPDL programs (will start week of Jan 31 – schedules to follow)
•    HPP Winter Training (will start week of Jan 31 – schedules to follow)

We are looking at ways to extend some of the recreational programs to make up for the delayed re-start and will communicate any resulting adjustments at a later date.

All indoor programming will still run under the current Indoor COVID19 Protocols.

AURORA SPORTS DOME INDOOR COVID19 POTOCOLS

•    All individuals 12 years of age and older entering the Dome must be fully vaccinated, including all coaches, officials and volunteers. An enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code must be provided and scanned as proof of full vaccination or a medical exemption (doctor's notes are no longer accepted)

•    Individuals who are turning 12 in 2022 will be given a 12-week grace period from their birthday to get fully vaccinated

•    Masks are mandatory for everyone entering or exiting the Dome

•    Players and coaches do not have to wear masks when participating in the soccer activity

•    Only one accompanying parent/guardian per player is allowed as a spectator and must observe masking and distancing protocols. There will be no in-and-out privileges for spectators

•    No food or beverages other than water are allowed in the Dome (no coffee, tea, etc…)

•    Screening, contact tracing and proof of vaccination will be checked by the Team Manager/Safety Ambassador

•    All individuals must pass a Self-Health Screening Test performed each day before entering a facility:
     
     Self-Screening Test for individuals 18 years of age and older
     https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

     School Screening Test for individuals younger than 18 years of age
     https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Changes to Requirements for Proof of vaccination and Medical Exemptions

Effective January 4th 2022 (as per the Province of Ontario) only the use of the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code will be accepted where proof of vaccination is required.

Effective January 10th 2022 medical exemptions will only be accepted with the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code.

The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. To download your QR code visit the Government of Ontario website. You can also get your QR code at your local library or you can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have your vaccine certificate mailed to you.

Proof of COVID19 Vaccination Information Link
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination





January 20, 2022


ALL AURORA FC INDOOR PROGRAMS ARE PAUSED, WILL REOPEN JANUARY 31
The Government of Ontario has paused all indoor-soccer activities until Jan. 30, 2022, or until further public health information becomes available.



December 16, 2021
 
ALL AURORA FC INDOOR PROGRAMS ARE STILL RUNNING
The Aurora Sports Dome is still open for all recreational and competitive Aurora FC indoor programming running under current indoor COVID19 protocols.



November 15, 2021
 
INDOOR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
  • All individuals 12 years of age and older entering the Dome must be fully vaccinated, including all coaches, officials and volunteers
  • Individuals who are turning 12 years old in 2022 will be given a 12-week grace period from their birthday to get fully vaccinated
  • Masks are mandatory for everyone entering or exiting the Dome
  • Players and coaches do not have to wear masks when participating in the soccer activity
  • Only one accompanying parent/guardian per player is allowed as a spectator and must observe masking and distancing protocols
  • Screening, contact tracing and proof of vaccination will be checked by the Team Manager/Safety Ambassador
  • All individuals must pass a Self Health Screening Test performed each day before entering a facility:

      Self Screening Test for individuals 18 years of age and older
     https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

     School Screening Test for individuals younger than 18 years of age
     https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/


CURRENT STATUS OF RETURN TO PLAY SOCCER ACTIVITIES:


Ontario Government  >>>  [ Paused Until Jan 30 ]
Ontario Soccer  >>>  [ Paused Until Jan 30 ]


AURORA FC 2021-2022 INDOOR PROGRAMS
(Paused Until Jan 30)


DEVELOPMENT & REP PROGRAMS INDOOR
Paused

OPDL PROGRAMS OUTDOOR
Paused

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS INDOOR
Paused

RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS INDOOR
Skills & Scrimmages Programs (October-March) PAUSED
House League Programs (October-March) PAUSED


AURORA FC 2021 OUTDOOR PROGRAMS
(FULL RETURN TO PLAY)


DEVELOPMENT & REP PROGRAMS OUTDOOR
Full Program as of July

OPDL PROGRAMS OUTDOOR
Full Program as of July

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS OUTDOOR
Full Program as of July

RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS OUTDOOR (BACK IN JULY)
Recreational Programs as of July
House League Programs as of late July





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Return to Play Information



June 16, 2020

Aurora FC, in consultation with our soccer governing bodies, continues to monitor ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on a regular basis and is following directions from relevant governmental agencies and medical experts as the pandemic continues to unfold. We recognize these are challenging times for all of us, and we remain deeply committed to the safety of our community.

The Ontario government announced yesterday that York Region has been cleared to move into Stage 2 of the government’s plan to reopen the province, effective June 19th. As a result of this move our municipal government has begun to work towards allowing permitting of fields for in-person individual training, still within social distancing rules and guidelines

The announcement now allows Aurora FC (located in a Stage 2 region) to move into Phase 1 of the CSA/Ontario Soccer Return to Soccer Plan and start its preparation and planning  for Phase 2 of the Plan which would allow for small group training and modified games/scrimmages only allowed within the same Club.

Late last week, Ontario Soccer released the official Return to Play Plan & Guide (as approved by Canada Soccer) to all clubs in Ontario, outlining specific requirements of the 3 Phases of Return to Play. The Return to Training – Phase 1 provides for individual training, while Phase 2 implements the gradual return to group training with modified games/scrimmages. Regular competition, games and training can only be implemented when social distancing restrictions have been lifted in Phase 3 – Return to Soccer.
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CLICK HERE for Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guide

All member clubs and academies in the province are seeing the official Ontario Soccer Return to Play documentation for the first time and we all are going to need time to effectively interpret, develop and implement the appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols as required by Canada Soccer, Ontario Soccer, and our Federal, Provincial & Municipal governments and Public Health officials.

Aurora FC has already started the process of reviewing, the Ontario Soccer Return to Play documentation including the associated guides, tools and protocols. We anticipate the expedient development of Phase 1&2 programing (Return to Training with modified games/scrimmages) for our Recreational, Development, Competitive and High Performance outdoor programs and expect to communicate the implementation plans and strategies within the next couple of weeks (by early to mid-July). The development of the Return to Training programming will also allow us to focus on determining the practicality of the Plan for our recreational programming within the current outdoor season.

Please note that we are still hoping to run an adjusted Outdoor Season and we will notify you once we have more information about the starting date of the modified programming.  Any financial options related to an adjusted season, including refunds of registration fees, will be determined at a future date, expected to be by early to mid-July.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates for all Aurora FC activity that is impacted by the ongoing uncertainty of the unprecedented and dynamic COVID-19 situation as information from the relevant governing bodies and public health agencies becomes available.

Please stay safe and healthy.


Aurora FC





May 11, 2020

Following the announcement from Ontario Soccer, that all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of June have been postponed, and abiding by the directive by our local, provincial and national governmental, health, and soccer governing bodies, Aurora  FC  has delayed the start of outdoor league play and on field training for the month of June.

Please note that we are still planning to run a robust Outdoor Season and we will notify you once we have more information about the starting date.  Any financial options related to an adjusted season, including partial refunds of registration fees, will be determined at a future date. Payments for players on a payment plan are being differed to the next month.

In preparation for a quick start to a delayed season, we ask that you please assist us in our planning and encourage you to register. This will help us in creating team rosters, and assigning spots for each player. Online registration is still open for all Outdoor Programs.

In the unlikely event that the entire Outdoor Season, including all soccer training, is cancelled by our governing bodies, we expect to issue a full refund of player registration fees already paid to our club. We will also try to work with our uniform supplier to minimize costs and keep the same uniform kit style for the following season so that players are in a position to use the kit already purchased for the next season.

The current temporary suspension of sanctioned soccer events and activities are in observance of the direction of the medical and governmental authorities, which are continuing to recommend the practice of physical distancing and curbing large group gatherings.

Aurora FC, in consultation with our soccer governing bodies, continues to monitor ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and is following directions from relevant governmental agencies and medical experts on a regular basis as the pandemic continues to unfold. We recognize these are challenging times for all of us, and we remain deeply committed to the safety of our community.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates for all Aurora FC activity that is impacted by the ongoing uncertainty of the unprecedented and dynamic COVID-19 situation as information from the relevant governing bodies and public health agencies becomes available.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Aurora FC




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Soccer is back at the Aurora Sports Dome

 

The Town of Aurora made an announcement on Wednesday January 26th that all of the Town’s recreational facilities including the Aurora Sports Dome will be able to reopen at the end of January.

 

This announcement means that, effective the week of January 31st, all Aurora FC programs that were paused as a result of the pandemic restrictions will be able to re-start at the Aurora Sports Dome.

 

All Aurora FC competitive, development, recreational and high performance programming will be able to resume with the indoor programming as follows:

·        Skills and Scrimmages Winter Session (will start Saturday February 5th)

·        Indoor House League (will re-start Friday February 4th / Saturday February 5th)

·        Women’s Sunday League Winter Session (will start Sunday February 6th – schedules to follow)

·        Competitive/Development programs (will restart week of January 31 – schedules to follow)

·        OPDL programs (will start week of January 31 – schedules to follow)

·        High Performance Winter Training (will start week of January 31 – schedules to follow)

 

We are looking at ways to extend some of the recreational programs to make up for the delayed re-start and will communicate any resulting adjustments at a later date.

 

All indoor programming will still run under the current Indoor COVID19 Protocols.

 

Aurora Sports Dome Indoor COVID-19 Protocols

·        All individuals 12 years of age and older entering the Dome must be fully vaccinated, including all coaches, officials and volunteers. An enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code must be provided and scanned as proof of full vaccination or a medical exemption

  • Individuals who are turning 12 in 2022 will be given a 12-week grace period from their birthday to get fully vaccinated
  • Masks are mandatory for everyone entering or exiting the Dome
  • Players and coaches do not have to wear masks when participating in the soccer activity
  • Only one accompanying parent/guardian per player is allowed as a spectator and must observe masking and distancing protocols. There will be no in-and-out privileges for spectators.
  • No food or beverages other than water are allowed in the Dome (no coffee, tea, etc…)
  • Screening, contact tracing and proof of vaccination will be checked by the Team Manager/Safety Ambassador
  • All individuals must pass a Self-Health Screening Test performed each day before entering a facility:

      Self-Screening Test for individuals 18 years of age and older
    
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

     School Screening Test for individuals younger than 18 years of age
    
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Changes to Requirements for Proof of vaccination and Medical Exemptions

Effective January 4th 2022 (as per the Province of Ontario) only the use of the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code will be accepted where proof of vaccination is required.

 

Effective January 10th 2022 medical exemptions will only be accepted with the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code.

 

The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. To download your QR code visit the Government of Ontario website. You can also get your QR code at your local library or you can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have your vaccine certificate mailed to you.

 

Proof of COVID19 Vaccination Information Link

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2022 14:47

 
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