Important Advisory on COVID-19: May 21, 2020

Please read the linked joint message from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee comprised of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). It is meant to guide Sporting Organizations in decision-making with respect to travel to competitions within and outside Canada. Information has been obtained from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada and Australian Institute of Sports websites. Other references are listed in this document. This information was released on May 21, 2020.

 

Advisory LINK

 

People who need to engage in regular activities like shopping for food or other items are asked to practice common sense approaches to prevent infection and transmission. Here are some measures community settings can take to prevent the spread of infection in the community.

 

BC Centre for Disease Control/Community Settings LINK

 

BC Ultimate is currently working with viaSport and other groups to create “Return to Play” guidelines for ultimate. This multi-phase guideline will be created in conjunction with viaSport and once approved will be distributed to all BCU member organizations to be used to help the disc sport community Return to Play, once the BC Health Authority has determined that Phase 1 can be undertaken in safety.

BC Ultimate is monitoring the current health situation and will make on-going decisions about our upcoming events:

May 23/24 – BC Junior High School & Senior Invite Championships – With the indefinite suspension of in-classroom sessions across the entire BC School System, this tournament has been cancelled for 2020.

June 6/7 – Flower Bowl – Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of athletic activities and likely restrictions connected with any Return to Play plan, Flower Bowl 2020 has been cancelled by BCU.

June 13/14 – Disc Flicker – Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of athletic activities and likely restrictions connected with any Return to Play plan, Disc Flicker 2020 has been postponed by BCU. We will be monitoring the health situation and if approved by government and health authorities we will consider re-scheduling Disc Flicker for late August or early September 2020. Monitor this PAGE for updates. It is possible that a re-scheduled Disc Flicker tournament would be restricted to residents of BC.

July 11/12 – BCUC Junior – Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of athletic activities and likely restrictions connected with any Return to Play plan, BCUC Junior 2020 has been postponed by BCU. We will be monitoring the health situation and if approved by government and health authorities we will consider re-scheduling BCUC Junior for late August 2020. Monitor this PAGE for updates.

July 18/19 – BCUC Adult – Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of athletic activities and restrictions by the municipality of Burnaby for field usage, BCUC Adult 2020 has been cancelled by BCU.