On March 15th, the Provincial Government amended the province-wide restrictions on outdoor gatherings, including adult sport. Effective immediately, group sport activities for adults 22 years of age and older, are permitted provided they meet the following conditions:

  • If the group sport is outdoors, a maximum of ten persons can participate (previously four participants);
  • The participants must continue to maintain a distance of 3 metres from one another while engaged in the group sport, unless the participants reside in the same private residence (no change);
  • There are no spectators, unless the presence of a spectator is necessary in order to provide care to a participant (no change).

Please note, adult indoor sport remains limited to two persons until further notice and in both cases (indoor and out). There are no updates for youth sport or high performance athlete restrictions at this time;

  • High performance athletes are individuals who have been identified to a targeted athlete list with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific by their respective Provincial Sport Organization or National Sport Organization. A person, who is a high-performance athlete who is already training in B.C. may train, compete and travel for that purpose if they follow the COVID safety protocols of their respective provincial or national sport organization.
  • Sport for children and youth means an activity which is delivered by a provincial sport organization or a local sport organization and may include participants who are under 22 years of age.

As the weather improves, Triathlon BC would like to remind members that PHO restrictions are still in place for sport, including the temporary suspension of competition, spectators and limits on total group size.

For more information on the province-wide restrictions on events and gatherings, please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions. Triathlon BC anticipates additional updates for the sport sector in the coming weeks, and will keep members informed of new information that may impact the delivery and enjoyment of sport.