On December 2, 2020 the BC Health Authority and specifically Dr. Henry announced added restrictions that impact soccer in BC. These fall under the Provincial Health Authority Order so we must comply.

On December 2, 2020 the BC Health Authority and specifically Dr. Henry announced added restrictions that impact soccer in BC. These fall under the Provincial Health Authority Order so we must comply.

Adult indoor and outdoor soccer is suspended.

Youth indoor and outdoor soccer can occur under Phase 1 Soccer Guidelines with the following restrictions:

  • Physical distance is now classified as 3 metres.
  • No spectators.
  • Players may travel to their home club/team. Team travel must be limited to stay within each city/municipality.
Re: Provincial Health Authority Announce Added Restrictions on December 2, 2020
Dear Full/Associate Members and Affiliated Clubs,
Yesterday, December 2, the BC Health Authority and specifically Dr. Henry announced added restrictions
that impact soccer in BC. These fall under the Provincial Health Authority Order so we must comply.
The information on the BC Government website stating the restrictions was updated today. There are
still some grey areas, however, based on the updated and new information BC Soccer is advising all
members and affiliated clubs of the following that applies to sanctioned soccer activity in BC:
– The Order expiry is not stated.
– The Order applies to all regions of the Province.
– Indoor and outdoor soccer for adults (19 years and older) is suspended.
– Indoor and outdoor soccer for youth (under 19 years of age) can occur under BC Soccer’s Phase
1 Guidelines (the previous phase where players participated in-club “distance training” with no
game-play) with the following restrictions in place:
o Physical distance is now classified as 3 metres.
o No spectators.
o Players may travel to their home club/team. Team travel must be limited to stay within
each city/municipality.
▪ Where there is a city and municipality or two or more municipalities in the same
area, we consider them combined as one (i.e. Township of Langley and City of
Langley are considered one). For clarity, this means team travel to, from, and
between cities/municipalities can not occur. Team location is based on the
team’s parent club/organization location.
▪ The only player exemption is noted on the BC Government website.
We will continue to liaise with ViaSport, the link between the BC Health Authority and the BC Sport
Sector, to gain any additional information and clarity on the Orders. Once received, we will
communicate to members/clubs as quickly as responsible. Thank you all for your understanding and the
hard work you are all doing to support soccer through these everchanging times.