BC Soccer provides Return to Play update
Canada Soccer approves BC’s Phase 1 recommendations and guidelines
May 29, 2020 – Vancouver BC
BC Soccer has informed its Full/Associate Members and Affiliated Soccer Clubs, that Canada Soccer has approved the province’s Return to Play Phase 1 recommendations and guidelines. The plan was also presented to our Provincial Government through ViaSport.
ViaSport has requested that BC Soccer not release our Return to Play plan until they have released their “Sport Sector Guidelines for Returning to Sport”. It is unclear when those guidelines will be made public, as they are in the government approval process.
Once we are able to distribute our Phase 1 plan, we won’t immediately announce it publicly, in order to give our Members and Affiliated Clubs/Organizations time to review and digest the information internally.
We appreciate that this may not be the update that some were hoping for, however, we must ensure we are following the appropriate steps to ensure a safe and responsible gradual return to soccer occurs. We thank the soccer community in BC for its continued patience and understanding through this complex process.
If you’re interested, you’ll find the full memo to our Members and Affiliated Clubs HERE.