March 26, 2021
Baseball Manitoba 2021 Return to Play Update:
After reviewing the Manitoba Health’s newest Public Health Orders, which take effect March 26, Baseball Manitoba has created Version 2 of our Return to Play plan. Further to the March 5 Return to Play Update and the March 19 Amendment, Baseball Manitoba has made the following changes to the plan:
Mask use Amendment for Outdoor Training (Coaches):
Remove: Coaches must wear a mask.
Add: Coaches must wear a mask when not engaged in physical activity and cannot properly Physical Distance (2m).
Competition Date Change:
Remove: May 15 start date
Add: May 8 start date
Health and Safety Coordinator Expectation:
Add: All participants must be recorded, tracked and all records must be kept for a minimum of 21 days.
Facility Capacity Limits (Participants and Spectators)
Remove: Outdoor Training must be conducted in groups of 100 or less, 50 percent of the facility maximum capacity, or in compliance with current public health orders.
Add: Outdoor training must be conducted in groups of 50 or less participants and 25 or less spectators, to a maximum of 50 percent facility capacity, or in compliance with current Health Orders.
The 2021 Baseball Manitoba Return to Play Version 2 document is available on our website. The next Manitoba Public Health Orders are due to begin on April 16 and Baseball Manitoba is prepared to release new information at that time or sooner, if appropriate.
We appreciate your attention to detail, while resuming baseball training, as you follow the fundamentals under Manitoba’s current Public Health Orders and use patience and understanding as our volunteers work through the Return to Play, registration, and team formation processes.
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.
Jason Miller – Executive Director