Covid Related Guidelines


 

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November 7th from Vancouver Parks Board:

Until Monday, November 23 at noon. Until the written orders and additional information from viaSport are received, the Park Board is implementing the following actions for indoor and outdoor sports, beginning at 10pm tonight.  

 

  • All indoor sports (including all Arena sports) are asked to return to Phase 2 operations. Games and competitions are to be cancelled and participation numbers are adjusted to Phase 2 levels to ensure physical distancing is maintained.
  • Outdoor sport permit holders are not impacted by this PHO Order except for the following: spectators can no longer attend outdoor sport activities. All permit holders are expected to comply with this updated rule and are to communicate this update to their staff and members who can enforce it on site.

  • All travel for sport into and out of the Vancouver Coastal Health region is suspended.

 

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BC Soccer Return to Play Information - https://bcsoccer.net/return-to-play-information

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From BC Soccer Guidelines for Participants 

 IF YOU WISH TO PLAY SOCCER, BEFORE YOU PLAY

  • - Do not play if you: Exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts.
  • o Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • o Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma).

 

PREPARING TO PLAY - PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST INFECTIONS

- Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for at least 20 seconds before going to the soccer activity.

- Bring hand sanitizer.

- Bring your own soccer ball.

- Bring your own water bottle.

- Clean your equipment, including your water bottle.

- Do not share equipment.

- Change into your soccer apparel at home (not at the field location).

- Make sure you have enough water before leaving the house to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle.

- Consider wearing a mask or gloves while playing.

- If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve.

- Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and all other objects where the virus could survive. If you touch something, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the surface you have touched as quickly as possible.

 

WHILE PLAYING

- Comply with the distancing measures and recommendations issued by the provincial government health authorities, including the arrival and departure of players (except for family members or persons residing in the same household).

- Listen to your coach and keep to the area of the field the coach has instructed you to be in.

- As much as possible, keep a 2-meter distance with other players.

- Avoid physical contact with other players.

- Do not shake hands or do fist bumps, with other players.

- Avoid touching the ball and other equipment with your hands.

- Goalkeeper must not share gloves.

 

AFTER PLAYING

- Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.

- Do not use locker rooms or changing areas.

- Leave the field as quickly as possible after you finish playing.

 

FAILURE TO FOLLOW

- Should any participants and/or individuals fail to follow these recommendations and guidelines may result in removal from participation.

 

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