The new rules requiring the review of Concussion Awareness Resources and Concussion Codes of Conduct came into effect on July 1, 2019. Curling Centres are LEGALLY required to comply with the following immediately.
The rules for removal-from-sport and return-to-sport protocols are expected to be in place by July 1, 2020.
Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to:
- Ensure that athletes under 26 years of age,* parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
- Establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention
- Establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol
Go to the Ontario Curling Council (OCC) Website to find important information on how Curling Centres can comply with Rowan’s Law. Ontario Curling Council.com
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