More athletes will return to action as B.C. transitions to Phase 3 of the province’s Return to Sport guidelines.
Under Phase 3 guidelines, teams will be able to engage in additional training, games and matches under modified rules. Guidelines also address contact, cohorts, competition, high-performance camps and travel.
ViaSport, a provincially supported organization, released its Return to Sport plan to support the restart of amateur sports during the COVID-19 crisis. The third phase of the plan allows each provincial sport organization to use the guidelines to develop or revise its own sport-specific plans.
The third phase of the plan will allow for more sporting activities with each sport advancing at a different pace depending on community capacity and readiness.
So far, 60 provincial sports bodies have completed their return-to-play plans.
Back in June, the B.C. government created a ministerial order protecting amateur sports organizations, their employees and volunteers from liability amid the pandemic.