Return to Play Update - March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

Baseball Manitoba 2021 Return to Play Update:

After extensive consultation with Manitoba Health, Sport Manitoba and other Provincial Sport Organizations in Manitoba and other Baseball Provincial Sport Organizations across Canada, Baseball Manitoba has amended our Return to Play plan. Further to the March 5 Return to Play Update, Baseball Manitoba has made the following amendments to the plan:

Mask use Amendment for Training (Players):

Remove: Players must wear a mask.

Add: Players are encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when not engaged in physical activity or cannot properly Physical Distance (2m). 

 

Mask Use Amendment for Training (Coaches):

Add: Mask exemption: Any person who is medically unable to wear a mask is not required to wear a mask during baseball activities.

 

Training Date Amendment:

Remove: Training Start date of April 15

Add: March 19 start date for training

 

The 2021 Baseball Manitoba Return to Play document has been updated with these amendments and is available on our website. The next Manitoba Public Health Orders are due to begin on March 26 and Baseball Manitoba is prepared to release new information at that time, if appropriate.

Registration is well under way and spring appears to be showing itself early in Manitoba and we want to see our members return to sport safely. We appreciate your attention to detail as you follow the fundamentals under Manitoba’s current Public Health Orders and use patience and understanding as our volunteers work through the registration and team formation process.

As always, the health and safety of people in sport, including players, coaches, umpires, spectators, volunteers, and the public, is of the utmost importance to Baseball Manitoba. We are excited to see baseball training resume and will work diligently to keep it a fun, safe environment for our members and the public.

Sincerely,

Jason Miller – Executive Director