In light of the current public health situation involving COVID-19, and in support of NLESD and other school and community sport organizations, as of today, March 13, 2020, School Sports NL will be suspending all programs which involve interaction between schools.
All Varsity qualification and provincial tournaments, including Hoopla 2020, scheduled for March 19-22 and March 26-29 will not be going ahead as planned. In addition, all boys ball hockey qualifiers scheduled for March 20-22 are also suspended. Any in-school activities, such as practices are permitted. We will continue to evaluate the public health situation in making decisions regarding to the reinstatement of the Varsity program. No contingency plans have been put in place at this time to reschedule any cancelled or postponed events, as we will not know where, when, or if that is possible until the public health situation improves. We will do our best to keep schools updated as the things change.
The SSNL Participation Nation programs which involve in-school programming – PN Unplugged, PN Play 4 Fun and PN Core Activities will continue at the discretion of each school administration. Other PN activities, Jamborees and Festivals of Sport will not go ahead until further notice.
We certainly understand the frustration and disappointment for students but we have to follow the advice and direction from health professionals and do our part to ensure the safety of our students, coaches, volunteers, officials and fans.