BC Wheelchair Sports Restart Plan Update - April 8

Effective April 8th all remaining PHO restrictions on sport are lifted. All sport activities are now allowed for youth and adults. Proof of vaccination is no longer required by the Provincial Health Officer for sport activities and programs and masks are encouraged but not required. BCWSA will continue to monitor the situation and may impose additional requirements for large events or particularly high risk settings. The requirements will be communicated clearly in event-specific notices.

Below is the current PHO guidance as it relates to Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Rugby, and Wheelchair Athletics. Participants are encouraged to stay up to date on additional Public Health measures at the links below.

Any questions regarding the information contained in this document or the RTS process in general should be directed to Program Manager Michelle McDonell at [email protected] or the BCWSA Program Staff responsible for each sport.

General Guidelines – updated April 8, 2022

  • All activities that would typically take place in a sport environment may continue including programs, events, camps and tournaments.
  • Individuals should not attend any sport programming if they are unwell. Participants may use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en/) to assess their symptoms as necessary. It is the responsibility of the individual to monitor themselves for symptoms which may be related to COVID-19.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, follow BCCDC guidance
  • Masks are no longer required by individual businesses or facilities.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer requried for indoor sport activities and programs. 
  • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.

 

 

Resources

BC Wheelchair Sports Resources

Waiver/Assumption of Risk
COVID-19 Declaration
Illness Policy
Outbreak Response Protocol
Personal Health Attestation

Government Resources

Province-Wide Restrictions - Province of British Columbia

Other Resources

WorkSafeBC 
viaSport BC Return To Sport Restart Chart 2.0