Updates for the sport community on regional restrictions and travel
Regional Health Orders
In line with changes to regional health authority orders in Northern Health, Interior Health and Fraser East, viaSport has updated their Return to Sport Restart 2.0 chart. Remember that these are subject to change at any time. To summarize:
- The additional restrictions that were in place in Interior Health have been lifted. Activities can now be aligned with the PHO Order on Gatherings and Events.
- Northern Health has released a chart explaining the differences between its regional health orders and the PHO Order. Sport-related guidance now aligns with the PHO Order on Gatherings and Events, except that:
- Adult sport (indoor and outdoor) requires proof of vaccination for participants, supervisors and spectators;
- Indoor and outdoor sporting events are limited to 50 per cent spectator capacity;
- Events must have a COVID-19 safety plan.
- The regional health orders for Fraser East (effective September 28, 2021) remain in place.
Travel on routes damaged by flooding
During the province-wide state of emergency related to extreme weather and flooding, temporary restrictions on travel are in place. On severely damaged highways (listed here), sport is not considered essential travel and therefore is not allowed. Outside of those specified affected areas, individuals and sport organizations will need to assess their own risk factors when determining whether to travel or host events. The latest information is available on the Province’s Travel and fuel restrictions page, and TranBC’s Current Travel Advisories page.