08 May 2020 – Ontario eases restrictions on professional sports training facilities

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses, Sport
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Lisa McLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Overview: The Ontario government has eased restrictions on professional sports training facilities, permitting their reopening.
Full details here: http://news.ontario.ca/mtc/en/2020/05/ontario-eases-restrictions-on-professional-sports-training-facilities.html

Type of Justification: Perception of decreased threat
Evidence/Justification: Sport is cited as a critical sector for Ontario, representing more than $12.6 billion for Ontario’s economy. Thus, this is used as justification for the reopening of professional sports training facilities.