With the LCF opening the season just two weeks away, the league settles the details of a government proposal that could see COVID restrictions lifted for all nine teams, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.
LCF The health and safety committee is still working on a priority list to present to the government (next week) on the possible easing of restrictions. Some want more personal freedoms for double-vaxed players, others want more freedom to operate as part of a team.
The variant is part of the discussion because neither side wants to risk an outbreak, so there is always caution in this process. Reducing testing does not appear to be a goal. Mid-August remains the hoped-for target for possible changes.
the LCF and CFLPA have been involved in these discussions since the players arrived in Canada for training camp. A number of players who have decided to retire or not to play in 2021 cited the current restrictions as a factor in their decision.
Claire Hanna from CTV Regina reported earlier this month that players and coaches would not be allowed to socialize with anyone outside of their homes until August 15 at the earliest. When traveling by car, players will not be allowed to visit restaurants or bars and will only be allowed to travel with transport organized by the team.
A full list of restrictions currently facing players and coaches has been obtained by 3DownNation and can be found here.