On October 25th, 2021, the PHO updated its Order on Gatherings and Events with information around proof of vaccine and capacity limits for sport. To reflect these changes, the Return to Sport Restart 2.0 protocol has also been updated . To summarize, as of last week:

  • Any unpaid supervisor/coach/volunteer supervising or assisting with indoor and outdoor youth sport must show proof of vaccine (two doses).
  • Spectators must show proof of vaccine (two doses) at indoor sport and activities.
  • Indoor sport participants 22 and older must show proof of vaccine (two doses).
  • Youth 12 and older participating in sport events and programs primarily with adults must show proof of vaccine (two doses).
  • Organizers of events and programs must check proof of vaccination for indoor and outdoor sport.
  • Youth participants (21 and under) in a child and youth sport event or program do not need to show proof of vaccination.
  • Employees working in sport activities or programming in their employment capacity do not need to show proof of vaccination.
    • Note that some organizations may require employees to show proof of vaccination as part of the terms of their employment.

ViaSport is working with government to further clarify specific details that might affect some sport activities and programs more than others. We appreciate your patience and will provide another update as soon as possible.

Download and view the Return to Sport Chart HERE.

For Sport Clubs
Organizers of sport activities and training sessions must check proof of vaccination for indoor and outdoor sport. Information for event and program organizers on how to check proof of vaccination can be found on the Province of BC’s website HERE.

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.

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