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Rowing BC COVID-19 Update
November 1, 2021
Hello Rowing BC Community Members,

On October 25, 2021, the PHO updated its Order on Gatherings and Events with information around proof of vaccine and capacity limits for sport.  viaSport has updated their Return to Sport Restart 2.0 chart in accordance.  Please carefully review both documents.

The following is how Rowing BC has interpreted the most recent information with respect to the rowing community:

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) is NOT REQUIRED for participants
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) is NOT REQUIRED for spectators
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) IS REQUIRED for unpaid supervisors of activities for youth age 12-22 (volunteer coaches, umpires, safety boat drivers, regatta volunteers etc.)
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) is NOT REQUIRED for employees (club managers, paid coaches, paid equipment staff, etc.) working in sport activities or programming in their employment capacity
    • Note that some organizations may require employees to show proof of vaccination as part of the terms of their employment.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) IS REQUIRED for participants age 22+ 
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) is NOT REQUIRED for youth participants age 12-22 unless they are participating in a group of primarily adults
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) IS REQUIRED for spectators
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) IS REQUIRED for unpaid supervisors (volunteer coaches, parents, etc.) of all programs
  • Proof of vaccination (two doses) is NOT REQUIRED for employees (club managers, paid coaches, paid equipment staff, etc.) working in sport activities or programming in their employment capacity
    • Note that some organizations may require employees to show proof of vaccination as part of the terms of their employment.
Sport facilities and organizations may implement stricter requirements at their discretion.

Proof of vaccination exemptions may be requested in accordance with information found on page 12 of the Order. 

Host organizations (i.e. local clubs, universities, regatta organizing committees, etc.) are the responsible parties for checking proof of vaccination for indoor and outdoor sport. Organizers must check proof of vaccination for indoor and outdoor sport.  Information for event and program organizers on how to check proof of vaccination is here on the Province of B.C.’s website.  To make return visits easier, with written consent, you can record whether a person has provided proof of vaccination. Do not keep a copy of a person’s ID or proof of vaccination QR code. See Section D of the Order for more information.

Rowing BC strongly recommends that clubs take this opportunity to refresh their COVID-19 Restart Plans, and to develop clear protocols for who, how, where and when proof of vaccination is collected. Rowing BC staff are available to support in this process.

Have a great week.    
 
David Calder
Executive Director
Rowing BC 
If you have any rowing related questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  For medical-related questions and advice, please visit www.bccdc.ca or call 8-1-1.  If you have non-medical COVID-19 questions please visit Gov.bc.ca/COVID19.    
 
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British Columbia is the leading rowing community in Canada.
Mission: To create and enhance quality opportunities for all British Columbians to discover, pursue and excel in the sport of rowing. 
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