Sep
2
2020

School sports will gear up safely this fall

Students will be able to participate in some school sports when school resumes next week.

Outdoor sports including field hockey, soccer, senior baseball, and golf can start tryouts on September 14.  Indoor sports, as well as cross-country, will remain paused. 

“Sports play an important role in the health and well-being of students and can greatly enhance the school experience for students,” said Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad Trivers. “We will continue to review all aspects of our back to school plan to ensure positive outcomes for students and staff and the health and safety of our school community.”

The Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association (PEISAA) is working in consultation with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, education authorities, school administrators, athletic directors and the Chief Public Health Office to ensure public health guidance is followed. 

The following are general guidelines for school team sports:

  • teams will play within a 3-team competition group for regular season and/or exhibition games; 
  • teams will play no more than four games scheduled by PEISAA before play-offs; 
  • play-offs for any sport cannot begin until after October 5; 
  • students must arrive at the host school/facility prepared to play as there will be no access into the host school before or after the game; 
  • transportation will be coordinated by the traveling school, buses will not be available; 
  • tournaments, on-Island or off-Island, will not be sanctioned by PEISAA,

All start times and details are subject to change as necessary. Details on spectators will be announced before play starts.

 

Media contact:

April Gallant

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

902-368-6449

aldgallant@gov.pe.ca

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