Following the recent announcement of Dr. Bonnie Henry’s new Provincial Health Order applying to the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions effective 10 PM, November 7, 2020, to 12 PM, November 23, 2020, Cycling BC would like to remind members of our community that your safety is our number one priority.
The new Provincial Health Order may impact some of us more than others, particularly those in affected regions and for those engaging in indoor group physical activities. Under the new order, some indoor sports where physical distancing can’t be maintained such as basketball, boxing, hockey, martial arts, and volleyball are being asked to pause their activities until November 23, 2020.
For cycling, clubs in the region that are impacted by the order have acted promptly and responsibly to the order by temporarily suspending any indoor group activities to support BC’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Indoor group physical activities may be able to resume with updated COVID-19 safety plans and approval from the local Medical Health Officer. Cycling BC continues to be in communication with viaSport to support the safe resumption of programming under these new orders and beyond.
While many clubs have already wrapped up organized activities for the year, Cycling BC is recommending that any clubs in the affected regions that are still organizing group rides put their activities on hold, with the exception of physically-distanced youth programs, until the order is lifted. When activities resume, please continue being extra vigilant in adhering to your club’s Return to Sport safety plans. The Return to Sport Guidelines are in place for organized cycling activities and do not supersede any existing Provincial Health Orders; they are developed in accordance with them. We will provide any further updates on an as-needed basis as we learn more about the situation in relation to our sport.
Cycling BC asks that you, as ambassadors for our sport, represent cycling in the best possible light by being kind, calm, and safe. As a sport, as British Columbians, and as a global community, let’s make every effort to flatten the curve once more.
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.
Erin Waugh, Executive Director
and the team at Cycling BC