OCA - Return to Sport Update V.2 – June 4th, 2020

OCA SANCTIONED VS. NON-SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES

It is important to clarify what is meant when we refer to OCA sanctioned activities. Sanctioned activities are those that are run by clubs/teams who have submitted the required paperwork for their activity and received approval from the OCA. These activities provide the club/team and its members with insurance coverage.


Additional Notes/Clarification to Common Questions:

  • Insurance is provided for members at all OCA Sanction Events/Competitions
  • Insurance will not cover members involved in non-sanctioned competitions
  • Insurance does not provide 24 hr coverage of member activities
  • Members are able to participate in individual training and group rides with friends/family outside of club/team activities. However, these activities are not covered by the Insurance Program

*NEW* PERMITTED SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES – EFFECTIVE JUNE 4, 2020

Club and Team Group Activities including group rides and coach led training activities ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SANCTIONING under the following requirements:
a) All participants must have a valid 2020 OCA Membership
b) Activities must adhere to the most up to date published OCA Progressive Return to Cycling Policy
c) All participants must have signed the ONTARIO CYCLING ASSOCIATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, RELEASE, IMDEMNITY and ASSUMPTION of RISK regarding COVID-19
Adult Waiver
Minor Waiver
d) Coach led training must continue to abide by Responsible Coaching Movement and Safe Sport requirements [i.e. One on One Coaching with an athlete under 18 is not permitted]
e) Participants must adhere to all provincial, regional, and municipal restrictions [e.g. physical distancing]
f) Activities must be submitted and approved as per OCA Process/Policy for Sanctioned Activities [previously submitted/approved activities must be re-submitted]
g) Groups must be comprised of five (5) or fewer participants at all times:

  • A sanctioned Group Activity CANNOT have more than five people involved – this
    includes prior to the start (warm-up/preparation) to the end of any activity
    (congregation in parking lot leading to departure).
  • Clubs/Teams CANNOT have more than five members meet at a location [even at
    physical distance] and then break into smaller groups.
  • Participants ARE NOT interchangeable within the same activity [e.g. two participants
    cannot leave the activity and two different participants join] – this would constitute the
    activity to involve more than five people
  • Activities CANNOT be structured to have groups [five or less] arrive and participate at
    different start times within the same activity. As example, hosting a time trial type of
    activity over a 4- hour period where five or less participants arrive every 30 minutes to
    complete their effort and depart prior to the next group arriving. The total
    accumulation of all participants [5 each half-hour] would violate the provincial
    regulations of “an organized public event of more than five people” regardless if no
    more than five people are present at any one time.

*NEW* UPDATES TO EXISTING PERMITTED SANCTIONED ACTIVITES – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

a) Virtual Racing/Training – Remain eligible for sanctioning
b) Recorded Club/Team Managed Individual Rides – Not Permitted
Upon further consultation with our legal experts, it has been decided that the hosting of recorded individual activities over an established timeframe and location may not comply with provincial restrictions and are no longer eligible for sanctioning at this time.