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  • April 27, 2021 20:41 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Tuesday, April 27

    Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, April 28) at 8:00 am no organized sport programming is permitted in Nova Scotia. This includes sports practices and training, games, competitions, and tournaments, and in-person performances. This also includes school sports and school gym rentals.    

    Recognized indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios, and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts, and large multipurpose recreation facilities will also be closed.  

    Recognized outdoor fitness and recreation businesses can operate with 5 people with physical distancing. 


    Additional Information

    Recreational Sport Activity Guide - An outline to assist you in determining whether or not people can take part in your sport on a recreational basis with the current public health regulations in effect.


    Links:

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release April 27, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

    Province of Nova Scotia Restriction Locator




  • April 26, 2021 16:16 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Monday, April 26

    Today the Province announced that they would be making changes to the Nova Scotia Public Health Regulations that impact the Nova Scotia Sport Guidelines. These changes will come into effect as of 8:00 am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, April 27) until at least May 20.

    Please note that no matter where you are in the province, it is asked that you do not travel outside your local community unless the travel is essential such as work, school, child care, or for medical, or legal appointments. Sport is not considered essential, so if you are able to take part in sport activities where you live you should do so only within your local community. Please use your best judgment and do not participate in sports activities that are outside of your local community.


    Outside of HRM & Hubbards    

    Sports practices and training are now limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. The numbers of 10 and 25 include all participants in the sporting activity, (coaches, trainers, etc.) and spectators will not be permitted. Games, competition, and events are not allowed, and all teams/training groups must be consistent. 

    Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts, and large multipurpose recreation facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can operate with 25 people and physical distancing.

    No matter where you are in the province, sport is not considered essential. Always use your best judgment and do not participate in sports activities that are outside of your local community.


    Within HRM and Hubbards

    Sports practices and training, and arts and culture rehearsals are not permitted. This includes games, competitions, and tournaments, and in-person performances. This also includes school sports and school gym rentals.    

    Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios, and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts, and large multipurpose recreation facilities will also be closed. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses can operate with 25 people with physical distancing.  


    Additional Information

    Recreational Sport Activity Guide - An outline to assist you in determining whether or not people can take part in your sport on a recreational basis with the current public health regulations in effect.


    Links:

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release April 26, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

    Province of Nova Scotia Restriction Locator




  • April 22, 2021 16:06 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Thursday, April 22

    Today the Province announced that they would be making changes to the Nova Scotia Public Health Regulations. These changes will come into effect 8:00 am tomorrow morning (Friday, April 23rd) and be in place until at least Wednesday, May 20. Please read the information below carefully, as regulations differ by location.    

       

    Within HRM & Hubbards   

    Sports practices and training, and arts and culture rehearsals are no longer permitted. This includes games, competitions, and tournaments, and in-person performances. This also includes school sports and school gym rentals.   

    Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios, and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities will also be closed. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses can operate with 25 people and physical distance. We will provide more clarity as it becomes available.   

    People should avoid traveling into and out of HRM and Hubbards unless it is absolutely necessary. Necessary travel includes school, work, and medical appointments. Shopping, social events, sport practices/games, and family visits are not considered necessary.   


    Outside of HRM & Hubbards    

    Gathering limits without social distancing for participants and officials in organized performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 75 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices, and games within their regular competitive schedule. Spectators are permitted at 50 percent of the venue’s capacity up to 100 indoor and 150 outdoor.   

    Please note that tournaments and competitions (outside HRM and Hubbards) are only permitted when playing against teams or participants that would play each other during their regular competitive schedule. Tournaments or competitions that bring together people who do not regularly play one another (including try-it clinics) are not permitted.    


    Links:

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release April 22, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

    Province of Nova Scotia Restriction Locator



  • April 13, 2021 10:14 | Anonymous


    The Maritime Taekwondo Union is actively seeking dedicated individuals interested in charting the course out of the pandemic and into the future for Taekwondo in our province. The Board of Directors currently has room for as many as six new Members to begin their duties as of the Annual General Meeting scheduled for June 2021.

    The role is open to Regular Members, adult Black Belts registered with the MTU, as well as adult Colour Belts and what are referred to as Family Members of the organization.

    All Member classifications can be found in Section 7 of the MTU By-Laws

    As a member of the Board of Directors of the MTU you can expect the following:

    • Monthly Board meetings held virtually
    • The opportunity to work on one or more committees charged with promoting taekwondo
    • The chance to take part in projects to increase diverse participation in TKD, develop high performance coaches and athletes, advance curriculum for Poomsae or organize events and tournaments

    For more information and to begin the process of adding your name to the Slate of Officers to be presented to the Members at the upcoming AGM, please contact Master Doug Large at: president@maritimetaekwondo.com.

     



  • April 06, 2021 13:40 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Tuesday, April 6

    Today the Province announced that they would be increasing the number of participants for sport activities from 60 to 75. The change will be effective as of 8:00am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 7).  Please note that there will be no changes to competitive schedules at this time. 

    This means that participants and officials in performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 75 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices and competitions within their regular competitive schedule.  

    The number 75 must include everyone on the field of play. This involves the players, coaches, trainers, officials ext.-everyone who would normally be needed if it were a regular practice, game, or competition. The 75-person maximum does not include facility or venue staff required to operate the game or performance safely.  

    Recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators as long as the host facility has a gathering plan.  A maximum of 150 people will be permitted outdoors, and a maximum of 100 will be permitted indoors. Spectator allowances are subject to facility regulations and venues cannot exceed 50 percent capacity. This number is in addition to athletes/coaches/officials, etc., who can gather in groups of 75 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue.  


    Links:

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release April 6, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

    Province of Nova Scotia Restriction Locator

     



  • March 10, 2021 12:03 | Anonymous


    Help support our dedicated volunteers! Do you know a MTU club or volunteer who went above and beyond for our sport despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic? Please consider nominating an individual or club for the 2021 Sport Makes a Difference Award. There will be one category for awards this year. Submission deadline is March 12th. 


    Sport Makes a Difference Award Form




  • March 04, 2021 12:26 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Thursday, March 4 *HRM*

    Today the Province announced that they would be removing essential travel only in and out of HRM to allow sport competitions and arts performances. Effective tomorrow (Friday, March 5) at 8:00am, participants and officials in performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 60 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices and competitions within their regular competitive schedule.

    The number 60 must include everyone on the field of play. This involves the players, coaches, trainers, officials ext.-everyone who would normally be needed if it were a regular practice, game, or competition. The 60-person maximum does not include facility or venue staff required to operate the game or performance safely.  

    Recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators as long as the host facility has a gathering plan.  A maximum of 150 people will be permitted outdoors, and a maximum of 100 will be permitted indoors. Spectator allowances are subject to facility regulations and venues cannot exceed 50 percent capacity. This number is in addition to athletes/coaches/officials, etc., who can gather in groups of 60 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue. 

    The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will reopen public school gyms for after-school use on Saturday, March 6. 


    Links:

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release March 4, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

    Province of Nova Scotia Restriction Locator

     


  • February 26, 2021 13:48 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Friday, February 26 *HRM*

    The province announced new sport restrictions today.Effective at 8:00am tomorrow morning (Saturday, February 27) sports within the Halifax Regional Municipality, up to and including Porter’s Lake as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards will be restricted to training in groups of up to 25 without social distancing. The number of 25 includes all participants in the sporting activity, (coaches, trainers, etc.) and spectators will not be permitted. Games, competition, and events are not allowed, and all teams/training groups must be consistent. 

    Nova Scotians are to avoid all non-essential travel within the province especially to and from the restricted areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality, up to and including Porter’s Lake as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards. In all other parts of the province, the rules for sport have not changed. An overview of the regulations for each region can be found here. 

    Restrictions in the Halifax Regional Municipality, HRM up to and including Porter’s Lake as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards county will be effective starting at 8:00am on Saturday, February 27 and will continue until 11:59pm March 27, with a possibility of extension. 


    Links:

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release February 26, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

    Province of Nova Scotia Restriction Locator

     


  • February 06, 2021 10:05 | Anonymous

    Covid-19 Update - Friday, February 5

    On Friday, February 5th the province announced that recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators. A maximum of 150 people will be permitted outdoors, and a maximum of 100 will be permitted indoors. Spectator allowances are subject to facility regulations and venues cannot exceed 50 percent capacity. This number is in addition to athletes/coaches/officials, etc., who can gather in groups of 60 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue. These regulations will be in effect from 12:00am on Monday, February 8 until 11:59pm on Sunday, March 7. 

     

    Quick Notes

    Participants will be able to train and compete within their regular competitive schedule, however, events and competitions that bring together teams (and, or) individual participants that would not regularly compete against each other (such as provincial championships) will not be permitted.



    Links:

    FAQ

    Province of Nova Scotia Press Release February 5, 2021
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
    Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines



  • January 29, 2021 14:24 | Anonymous

    Today the Province of Nova Scotia announced that effective immediately, the number of people allowed without physical distancing for sports, arts, and culture will be 60. This was the only change to the sport system at this time. 

    Please see the FAQ about the latest regulations. We hope that it will help clarify any questions you may have.  

    For the most up to date information about gathering limits and public health regulations, please visit the Government of Nova Scotia website.



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