COVID-19 PROTOCOL

VTA COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Return to Play Update – July 1, 2021

With the new PHO order in effect, we are now in Step 3 of the BC Return-To-Sport Restart. As life returns to almost pre-pandemic status, we urge everyone to continue to follow the BC health authority’s guidance. We remind you that each municipality may still have different restrictions and limitations for bookings/activity, therefore, please work with your local cities/municipalities to adhere to any requirements to ensure you are providing a safe environment for all participants.

Here is a summary of what the changes mean for our sport:

1) Masks are no longer mandatory indoors. It is recommended that you wear them until you are fully vaccinated, but that is now an individual personal decision.

2) Canada-wide recreational travel is now permitted.

3) Outdoor spectators are allowed, capping at either 5000 or 50% of capacity.

4) Indoor spectators are allowed, capping at either 50 people or 50% of capacity.

5) No maximum group size.

6) No physical distancing recommendation.

What that means for outdoor play is:

  1. There are no restrictions currently for outdoor play, for either adults or youth.
  2. Spectators are allowed, up to 5000 people or 50% of the facilities capacity.

This guide is subject to modifications according to the requirements put in place by ViaSport and Public Health Agencies. This is not a legal document.

 BEFORE LEAVING HOME

Do a self-assessment:

Do you have any COVID-19 symptoms?

  1. Symptoms Includes: fever, chills, cough, loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, headache, muscle aches, fatigue or loss of appetite.
  2. Have you and/or anyone in your household traveled to any country outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
  3. Have you been identified by Public Health as a close contact and directed to self-isolate within the last 14 days?

If you answer YES to any of these questions:

  1. Do NOT attend the activity. Please let your coordinator/COVID-19 ambassador know. We recommend you also call 811 and follow their advice.

If you answered NO to all three questions, please attend your activity.

UPON ARRIVAL AT THE COURTS

  • All players must check in with the coordinator/COVID Ambassador or designate, acknowledging their attendance and that they are symptom free and feeling well prior to playing.
    Enjoy your game and stay safe.