Restrictions lifted for B.C. sport
After two years of ups and downs, the Provincial Health Officer has announced that B.C. is moving to a full reopening of sport. Effective February 16 at 11:59 p.m., the restrictions on sport will be lifted, allowing tournaments to proceed as usual and for venues to return to full capacity. This means that all sport activities are now allowed for youth and adults.
To support this transition and ensure the safety of the community, proof of vaccination and mandatory mask wearing indoors off the field of play remain in place. The PHO has indicated that these measures will be reevaluated in the spring.
As sport organizations begin adjusting to these changes, the sport community is reminded to continue to follow venue and sport organization guidance and respect the differing levels of comfort during this transition. The PHO also recommends that organizations have a communicable disease prevention plan, and that everyone remembers the fundamentals of keeping each other healthy, especially staying home if you are feeling sick and regular handwashing.