Return to Play

Baseball is back in Manitoba!

Phase 1 - Training began on June 26, 2021.
Phase 2 - Competition began on July 5, 2021.

All decisions are be based upon Manitoba Public Health Orders. Read our latest Return to Play Update here.


2021 Return to Play Document

RETURN TO PLAY DOCUMENT - VERSION 6 - JULY 16, 2021


Baseball Manitoba Health and Safety Video

 


COVID-19 Ballpark Signage


Health and Safety Coordinator Resources:

COVID-19 Notification Process

Face Mask Infographic

Attendance Sheet


2021 Return to Play Member Checklists: Training and Competition

These checklists are to be used in conjunction with the Return to Play document.

TRAINING CHECKLISTS:

Health and Safety Coordinator Training Checklist

Player Training Checklist

Coach Training Checklist

Parent/Guardian/Spectator Training Checklist

Umpire and Clinician Training Checklist

Ballpark Maintenance Staff Training Checklist

COMPETITION CHECKLISTS:

Health and Safety Coordinator Competition Checklist

Player Competition Checklist

Coach Competition Checklist

Parent/Guardian/Spectator Competition Checklist

Umpire Competition Checklist

Ballpark Maintenance Staff Competition Checklist


2021 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Where can I find the 2021 Baseball Manitoba Waiver and Release? The updated Waiver and Release, which contains information related to COVID-19, has been signed by all new registrants  through RAMP.

Are indoor training sessions allowed? Indoor training sessions may begin on June 26, 2021. Indoor sporting facilities may open if the operator of the facility complies with all requirements of the current Public Health Orders. Currently, any group of persons participating in a sporting activity at a facility, excluding coaches or instructors, cannot exceed 25 persons.

Are outdoor training session allowed? Outdoor training sessions may begin on June 26, 2021.

How many Participants can attend practices and games?  There is a maximum of 50 athletes (participants) plus coaches, Managers, Health and Safety Coordinators, and umpires allowed. Players cannot change from “participant” to “spectator” during a game. Once a player is assigned as a participant in a game, or as a spectator watching a game, they must stay as such until the game is over.

How many Spectators are allowed at practices and games? There is a maximum of 150 spectators allowed at each outdoor session (spectators are not included in the participant group numbers). Young children do count as a part off the 150 maximum. So, parents with young children will have to plan for this. If you are watching a practice or competition from the inside of, or immediately beside, your vehicle in a public parking lot or on a public roadway, you do not count as one of the 150 spectators.

Are competitions allowed? Competition may begin on July 5, 2021. For more information read our latest Return to Play update here.

Are tournaments allowed? No.

Do players have to wear masks outdoors? No, players are encouraged to wear masks when not engaged in physical activity and when they are unable to properly physical distance (2m).

Do coaches have to wear masks outdoors? No, coaches are encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when not engaged in physical activity or cannot properly Physical Distance (2m)

Do umpires have to wear masks outdoors? No, umpires are encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when not engaged in physical activity or cannot properly Physical Distance (2m)

Why do our organized baseball activities differ from regular outdoor activities, within the Public Health Orders? General outdoor activities guidelines do not apply to “organized sport”. Organized Sport is under it's own "Sector", much like schools, restaurants, fitness facilities, retails stores, etc.  Outdoor Sport and Recreation is covered under Section 13 of the Public Health Orders. 

Do double vaccinated people have to self-isolate for 14 days when returning from out of Province? No, according to Public Health Orders, they do not. People who are not double vaccinated, however, still need to self-isolate for 14 days when they return from out of Province. 

Where can I find more information? All baseball related information is found on this web page. For more information, please use the following links:

 

Manitoba Public Health Orders (Current)

Manitoba Public Health Resources (Current)

Province of MB - COVID Response Feb 2021

Restoring Safe Services - Sports Guidelines

Risk Assessment and Mitigation Tool for Recreational Activities

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Self-isolation Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Manitoba Tip Line

WHO Mask use Information

COVID-19 Variants Information