In accordance with the recommendations of the Canadian Lacrosse Association, the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse in Canada, the NSMLA is postponing all lacrosse activities (practices, evaluations or any other association sponsored activities) effective immediately until April 5, 2020 as a result of the recent COVID-19 developments. The full text of the Canadian Lacrosse Association statement is set out below.
We know this will come as a disappointment to many of you, but we hope you can understand that our primary goal is the safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff, fans and lacrosse families.
The NSMLA will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with our relevant governing bodies, all public health authorities and other member associations and provide updates as we know more.
North Shore Minor Lacrosse
Board of Directors
OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association values the safety of its players, coaches, officials, staff and fans as its highest priority. As the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse in the country, we have been and will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and relevant provincial governing bodies.
We remain committed to continually updating our membership and stakeholders for all Canadian Lacrosse Association activity that is impacted by the ongoing uncertainty of the unprecedented and dynamic COVID-19 situation. Information from the relevant governing bodies and public health agencies will be shared as it becomes available.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) currently advises organizers of events to consider deferring, cancelling, or changing their plans. Since situations differ, you should consult the health authorities in your jurisdiction (see contact information below) to inform your decisions. There has been a growing number of cancellations over the last 48 hours or so; you may wish to consider cancelling or postponing an event, or determine whether spectator numbers can be limited. These are difficult decisions as there are consequences for cancelling, but there are also risks associated with not cancelling.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) recommends that all lacrosse activity in Canada be postponed until April 5th, 2020.
The CLA will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with all public health authorities, Member Associations and relevant governing bodies and provide updates.