viaSPORT Return to Sport Guidelines
As with all other activities, Return to Sport will require a gradual, thoughtful, phased approach.
The provincial government plans to lift restrictions in phases, while closely monitoring population health patterns to minimize risk to British Columbians.
On June 24, 2020, while British Columbia entered Phase 3 of the B.C. Restart Plan, Contact Sports including Football effectively remain in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 guidelines (no contac sports, social distancing still required during all fitness activities)
At this time, sport activities continue to adhere to the “Transition Measures” stage of the Sport Activity Chart.
Refer to the section on Sport Programming for more information on activity types and how they can be phased in.
Please note resuming of sport activities may not be linear, increasing restrictions may be required in response to fluctuating numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province. Sport organizations need to be flexible to accommodate and respond to changes in community transmission and the changes in advice from the Provincial Health Officer.
The full viaSPORT Return to Sport Guidelines for BC (latest revision a June 25, 2020)
Sports are currently in "Transition Measures" with:
- non-contact and 2m social distancing rules remaining in place
- minimal use of equipment
- no spectators
- no games (not even modified games) allowed for contact sports including football