BCU – Return to Play Plan

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Sport is returning to British Columbia in accordance with the phases outlined in B.C.’s Restart Plan. At the request of 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 – the Return to Sport Guideline. Using this guideline, BC Ultimate has created a Return to Play (RTP) plan specificly for ultimate, which has been approved by the BCU Board of Directors.

The purpose of the RTP plan is to support our member organizations plans and guide the cautious, step-by-step safe return of ultimate in B.C. during this pandemic. The plan provides information which outlines the current rules under which our sport can return to the fields of BC.

BCU member leagues and organizations can adapt and/or adopt these PSO guidelines for use at the local level. It is recommended to have these approved by your own boards before resuming activities.

We know individuals are eager to resume physical activity and parents are eager to see their children active and participating in sport and recreation again. With the reopening of parks and both municipal and private recreation facilities in our communities, casual activities have also begun to resume. BCU is asking our leagues and organizations to forward the ultimate RTP plan to all your individual members. For the safety of our community, it is important to ensure that all activities take place in line with these plans.

Questions or comments can be directed via email to gm@bcultimate.ca.

The return to ultimate, as with all sport, needs to be done slowly and carefully, with the primary goal being that of protecting the heath of our athletes, coaches, organizers and volunteers.

UPDATE: On June 10th, 2020 the Government of BC announced and extension of the Emergency Program Act to protect sport organizations from liability due to COVID. This covers all sport organizations, including BCU and local leagues. Groups are still required to follow an approved Return to Play plan. A link to the order is included below.

BCU Return to Play Plan – Ultimate

BC Ultimate – Return to Play – Version 1.1

Additional Resources: BC Centre for Disease Control