Benefits and risks of team sports during the second wave of COVID-19

As new COVID-19 cases rise in Ottawa, parents and sports organizers are concerned about the risks of any activity that involves gathering.

Organized sports are great for promoting mental, physical, and social health for kids; experts say that as long as the right precautions are taken, team sports might be a safe way for children to exercise and improve psychological health.

Raywat Deonandan, an epidemiologist and an associate professor of health sciences at the University of Ottawa, suggests that parents should consider how COVID-19 spreads when assessing the risk.

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