BC restricts team sports to slow COVID-19

By order of the British Columbia Public Health Officer, restrictions are in place for adult and youth indoor and outdoor team sports. These temporary restrictions are in place to limit the amount of physical interactions and travel to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

All indoor and outdoor team sports for adults (19 years of age and older) are suspended. These include:

  • Curling
  • Indoor bowling
  • Lawn bowling
  • Ice hockey
  • Floor hockey
  • Road hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Combat sports
  • Ringette
  • Floor ringette
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Team skating
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • Ultimate
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Youth indoor and outdoor team sports

All organized indoor and outdoor sports for people under 19 years of age must follow via Sport’s Return to Sport Phase 2 guidance with respect to maintaining physical distance for participants. This means games, tournaments and competitions are temporarily suspended for teams.

Under the order, no spectators are allowed at any sport activities. The only people allowed to attend sport activities are those that provide care to a participant or player. For example, providing first aid. Travel to, from and between communities for team athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is prohibited.

To view the full PHO order on Gatherings and Events, click here.