Protective Measures for Physical Education
- When determining the types of activities to include as part of a physical education program, school boards and schools should consider potential risks and procedures related to the facility/location, the equipment, physical distancing, and instructional strategies that can be used to support the safe return to physical education and address concerns related to the transmission of COVID-19.
- Begin the school year/term/semester with physical education activities that have the highest level of protective measures (for example, use outdoor spaces, maintain physical distancing, use little or no equipment) to allow time for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply these new safety practices to physical education classes. When your school board direction/policies related to COVID-19 change so too can the protective measures, gradually progressing from the highest to moderate to the lowest levels.
- This section provides examples of high, moderate and low levels of protective measures, the associated risk treatment strategies and sample Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education activity/sport pages.
- Physical Distancing