June 1, 2020

The dedicated team at viaSport, representing the sporting community have worked very hard to come up with solutions to the very difficult COVID-19 problems and we applaud their efforts, whilst not envying them. Below is viaSport’s most recent announcement with regards to Return to Sport, in BC. We all have an opportunity to contribute to a safe Return to Sport. viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines can be found here. Please understand that as a Local Sports Organization (LSO) this is not the only set of guidelines that need to be developed, distributed and implemented, before your sport can return to play.

Read the full email as we have a link to a petition that addresses the most pressing problem to Return to Sport from an administrative perspective.  At this time most insurance companies will not cover any Covid-19 related claims and without a resolution it is very risky for LSO’s to move forward.  If you agree with this position please sign the petition.

As requested by the Province of B.C., viaSport has led the creation of a set of guidelines on how to resume sport while operating safely during this pandemic. viaSport is hosting a webinar open to all – municipal and recreation leaders, local sport organizations, facility operators, community stakeholders and interested parents on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm. To register, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jared Kope and Heather Beatty, viaSport Return to Sport leaders will:

  • outline how sport will return to your community in a phased approach during the pandemic
  • provide the step-by-step process provincial and local sport organizations should consider when bringing sport back
  • explain the coordinated approach that must be taken by amateur sport organizations, municipalities, facility operators, and community stakeholders
  • give an overview of the major points inviaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines
  • Answer your questions

Jared and Heather will also welcome Rebecca Tunnacliffe, CEO, British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, who will share information on the return to recreation from BCRPA’s The Recreation and Parks Sector Guideline for Restarting Operations and answer your questions.

Please take a moment, have your voice heard & sign our petition here.

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