Return to Play Update - April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021

Baseball Manitoba 2021 Return to Play Update:

After reviewing the Manitoba Health’s newest Public Health Orders, which take effect April 21, Baseball Manitoba has amended Version 2 of our Return to Play plan. Further to the March 26 Return to Play Version 2 Updates, Baseball Manitoba has made the following changes to the plan:

Facility Capacity Limits (Participants and Spectators)

Remove: 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.

Add: Outdoor training must be conducted in groups of 50 or less participants and 10 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 (amended April 21) is available on our website. The current Manitoba Public Health Orders are set to expire May 12, or sooner, and Baseball Manitoba is prepared to release new information at that time or sooner, if appropriate. Baseball remains in Phase 1 (Training) and will remain that way until further notice.

In an effort to avoid further restrictions (i.e. lockdown), we want to stress the importance of our members following the Health Orders and our plan. Health and Safety Coordinators need support and encouragement from everyone as they work to keep our game on the field. We understand that limiting spectators is challenging and hard for parents, but following these rules will help keep people safe and the kids on the field.

Here are some reminders:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Ensure Health and Safety Coordinators are present and active
  • Limit spectators (10 maximum per diamond)
  • Always maintain physical distance (2m or 6 ft)
  • Sanitize equipment after each use
  • Wear a mask when required
  • Sanitize hands regularly

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