DeWine announces new guidelines for non-contact sports, skills training for all sports

DeWine announces new guidelines for non-contact sports, skills training for all sports

Governor DeWine has announced guidelines for non-contact sports and skill training for all sports.

Skill training will be allowed to resume May 26th, but games and tournaments will not be reallowed to begin just yet.

Here are the guidelines for general non-contact sports:

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For participants/spectators before, during and after events

  • spectators must maintain six-foot social distancing
  • Participants must conduct daily symptom assessments; if you experience symptoms, stay home
  • No touch rule is in effect, all individuals must avoid physical contact with others
  • Players must not share individual water bottles or other beverages
  • No spitting at any time
  • Teams and individuals must adjust rules to adhere to the requirements

For equipment:

  • equipment and items related to the activity must be sanitized before, during and after every event. If equipment cannot be sanitized during the activity, only participants of a single team must use equipment and items related to the activity and opposing participants avoid touching that equipment

Here are the guidelines for skills training for all sports:

For participants/spectators:

  • Coaches should designate space for each player to maintain six foot spacing
  • Parents/guardians remaining at the training facility should maintain six-foot social distancing practices. No additional spectators are permitted.
  • No touch rule is in effect.
  • Scrimmages and games are not permitted
  • No congregation should occur before or after the training or practice session
  • Coaches, players, parents/guardians must conduct symptom assessments before training sessions; if you experience symptoms, stay home

For equipment:

  • Facilities/clubs/teams must ensure that practice facilities have adequate space for social distancing on and off the field of play
  • Time should be allotted between sessions to allow teams to exit prior to new teams arriving
  • Equipment and items related to the activity must be sanitized before, during and after every event. If equipment cannot be sanitized during the activity, only participants of a single team must use equipment and items related to the activity and opposing participants avoid touching that equipment
  • All protocol included in the guidance for Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and other personal fitness venues must be followed.