Return to Play Update - Jan. 14, 2021
To: SHA Membership
From: Kelly McClintock, General Manager
Re: Return To Play Update
Jan. 14th, 2021
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Dr. Shahab, and Minister Merriman announced an extension of the current Public Health Order until January 29, 2021.
Yesterday, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, during a virtual call with all Provincial Sport Governing Bodies, Ken Dueck from the Provincial Government’s Business Response Team (BRT) announced that there would be no consideration of return to play (games) for at least four (4) weeks and that a return to game play is unlikely to happen before the end of March.
The current state of “training” with eight players 18 years of age and younger will continue.
This certainly was not the news that the SHA, nor all other winter sports was expecting. With the current rate of positive cases per 100,000 people placing Saskatchewan near the top in Canada, the likelihood of things changing before the end of March is looking bleak.
The SHA is currently reviewing the state of the game and intend on conducting Zone Meetings for MHA, Minor/Female/Senior Leagues within the next two weeks.
Please be aware that the landscape related to COVID-19 in the province can change at any time.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the SHA Office.