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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.
As of August 24, British Columbia has now moved to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport guidelines. A summary of this phase can be viewed on the Sport Activity Chart. Updates for Phase 3 can also be viewed on page 21 of the above linked Return to Sport Guideline. This announcement is highlighted in the following Global TV News Story.
BCU member leagues and organizations can adapt and/or adopt these PSO guidelines for use at the local level. BC Ultimate has updated and approved our Return to Play Plan, creating version 2.0, which takes into account the changes included in the move to Phase 3.
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 email@example.com.
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.
BCU Return to Play Plan – Ultimate
BC Ultimate – Return to Play – Version 2.0
Additional Resources: BC Centre for Disease Control
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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 July 15, 2020.
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 has created a Return to Play plan which can be accessed HERE. This multi-phase guideline has be created in conjunction with viaSport and approved by the BCU Board of Directors to be used by all BCU member organizations as a basis for a safe return to play.
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 – 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 – BCUC Adult 2020 has been cancelled by BCU.