As of May 15, 2020 a state of emergency continues in the province of Ontario until June 2, 2020.
On May 14, 2020 the province of Ontario announced the plan to reopen select businesses and recreational activities. The following details were taken from the Stage 1 of opening released by the Ontario government and is effective May 19, 2020, and may be updated when the corresponding emergency orders are amended.
Individual sports competitions without spectators, Professional and amateur sport activity for individual/single competitors, including training and competition conducted by a recognized Provincial Sport Organization, National Sport Organization, or recognized national Provincial training centres (e.g., Canadian Sport Institute Ontario) with return to play protocols in place and no spectators, except for an accompanying guardian for a person under the age of 18 years.
This includes indoor and outdoor non-team sport competitions that can be played under physical distancing measures, including:
- Water sports on lakes and outdoor bodies of water
- Racquet sports such as tennis, ping pong, badminton
- Animal-related sports such as dog racing, agility, horse racing
- Other sports such as: track and field, car and motorcycle racing, figure skating, fencing, rock climbing, gymnastics, etc.
- Swimming pools will remain closed. As a result, water-based sports competitions are excluded if not conducted on lakes or outdoor bodies of water.
- High-contact sports are not allowed even if they are non-team. These include sports where physical distancing cannot be practiced such as:
- Racquetball, squash, boxing, wrestling sports, martial arts, etc.
Even with the Ontario stage 1 opening rules the Lombardy Raceway Karting Club sent a copy of our protocols to and sort the permission from the Rideau Lakes township to make sure we work with our community and not put pressure on our local healthcare facilities. The township is happy with our protocols and with this we will begin activities soon. While we are all eager to get on track, we want to do so in a manner that is safe and responsible. COVID-19 can be deadly, please follow these guidelines and instructions.
- If you are unwell or have recently travelled please do not visit the track. Common signs of COVID 19 include a fever, cough, shortness of breath and feeling tired.
- Social distancing must continue to help prevent the spread of COVID 19. Please maintain 2 meters from anyone not in your social bubble.
- Large teams must create a physical barrier between team members not from the same household to segregate their tent spaces (i.e. a plastic barrier from ground to approx. 6’ 6” high)
- Wash or sanitize your hands often. A hand wash station will be setup. You may wish to bring hand sanitizer for your personal use.
- Wearing a mask is not required but is recommended
- No spectators will be permitted at the track. Access will be restricted to one mechanic per driver over the age of 18. Two people (one is a mechanic) per driver that is under 18 and resides at the same address.
- Pit spaces will be arranged to maintain appropriate physical distancing
- We will accept payment for track fees by Debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, eTransfer and ApplePay via a contactless payment terminal.
- There is no concession stand at the track. Please bring food and beverages with you.
- Event staff will use PPE as required to attend to on-track incidents or accidents.
- Please take all you bring with you including your garbage so we can minimize participant to staff contact via waste or unwanted items.
We can not enforce this but we encourage participants that are not local to the track to not stop in the town for anything other than fuel if need be and to bring all you need from your local area.
Participants that do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the track for the remainder of the day. No refunds will be issued. There is zero tolerance for these measures.