Updates to public health orders for sport
This week, the PHO updated its Order on Gatherings and Events with information around proof of vaccine and capacity limits for sport. To reflect these changes, we have updated our Return to Sport Restart 2.0 chart. To summarize, as of October 25, 2021:
For sport organizers Organizers must check proof of vaccination for indoor and outdoor sport. Information for event and program organizers on how to check proof of vaccination is here on the Province of B.C.’s website.
To make return visits easier, with written consent, you can record whether a person has provided proof of vaccination. Do not keep a copy of a person’s ID or proof of vaccination QR code. See Section D of the Order for more information.
Capacity for spectators Outdoor sport activities can have 5,000 spectators or 50 per cent seated capacity, whichever is greater. For example, if the venue has a normal seated capacity of 30,000 people, 15,000 spectators can attend. Seats must be provided for everyone.
There are no capacity restrictions on indoor sport activities. All spectators must have a seat. Proof of vaccination is required for all spectators at indoor sporting events.
For more details about this and other Return to Sport information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.