COVID-19 Resources

Return to Play Information

OneAbility seeks to support their members by sharing content that will assist members in their planning. This content is not owned or created by OneAbility nor does OneAbility endorse this content. Organizations should continue to seek guidance from the Provincial Medical Health Officers and seek legal advice and talk to their insurance providers prior to moving forward with returning to programming or operations

Resource Hubs:

Full Report:  https://victoriafoundation.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/no-immunity-report-hi-res.pdf

Infographic:  https://victoriafoundation.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/no-immunity-infographic-hi-res.pdf

  • ImagineCanada national report on a survey that took place at the same time as the No Immunity survey.  It confirms many of the provincial findings in the No Immunity report. – Click here for PDF
  • Phone in option for the COVID-19 Population Health survey For those who can’t complete the survey online or need assistance in another language can call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week, between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m., to take the survey over the phone.
  • Update from Jade Yehia’s Environmental Health Team @ Island HealthHPES (Health Protection & Environmental Services aka Environmental Health) is working to support the restart plan for any regulated activities (if there are questions). We’re happy to be a sounding board to any of the CHNs or their members that may have questions. Along that same vein, we just reached out to all of the School District superintendents to support the Schools in their return to the next phase in operation/instruction. Our expertise lends favourably to ANY and all questions about site review, environmental cleaning, and risk reduction.
  • Update from Salt Spring Island – great article written by Salt Spring Health Advancement Co-Chair, David Norget
  • Sport Law Strategy Group Returning to Participation Under COVID-19: Updating your waivers and forms 

Own the Podium Return to Sport Framework

Athletics Canada Back on Track Guidelines

Join RFABC in presenting a webinar featuring panelists from a broad cross-section of operators and stakeholders. Results from our recent best practices survey will be shared along with representatives from VIASPORT on their “Return to Sport” guidelines as well as perspectives from WorksafeBC.

Click here to register

May 21, 2020: COVID-19 resource update for the B.C. sport sector 

As new information and resources become available to help manage the situation around COVID-19 and return to sport, our priority is to connect with you and share these with the sport community.

New this week:

  • The Government of Canada has announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to allow more small businesses to access interest free loans. 
  • We have created a Return to Sport page on our website with more information on the process, including a list of FAQs.

As always we will continue to update our COVID-19 page with more resources and relevant updates.

Please take a moment to share this message with anyone you think may benefit from amateur sport-related updates in British Columbia.

From all of us at viaSport, we hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. 

May 14, 2020: COVID-19 resource update for the B.C. sport sector

As new information and resources become available to help manage the situation around COVID-19, our priority is to connect with you and share these with the sport community.

New this week:

  • Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare has released a messageregarding return to sport in B.C.
  • We have consolidated a list of frequently asked questions regarding return to sport. Find the FAQ document here.
  • The Provincial Government has created a checklist for businesses and organizations to ensure they are planning for a safe reopening. Find this resource and other information at our COVID-19 updates page.

Please take a moment to share this message with anyone you think may benefit from amateur sport-related updates in British Columbia.

From all of us at viaSport, we hope you are all keeping safe and healthy.

Topic: Return to Work during COVID-19
Presenter: Denise Lloyd, Engaged HR
Date: Tuesday May 26, 2020: 1-2pm
Platform: Zoom – online link will be emailed out the day before the session

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHFBuzz1  Deadline date to register is Monday May 25 at 10am.

Please feel free to share this invite to others in your professional network who may benefit.

Buzz Session #1 Description: Return to Work There is no one size fits all solution to “returning to work”. You may be completely shut down and considering a phased approach to bringing staff back. You might have had staff working throughout the COVID shutdown and nothing is changing, or you might be experiencing a combination of things. No matter what, we need to be thinking about how to adapt to the “new normal” and the workplace safety requirements that are upon us. Join Denise Lloyd, a leader in human resources and CEO of Engaged HR as we review what the important things to consider are as you bring people back to work.

Save the date for upcoming sessions
Save the date for the next six Tuesdays between 1 and 2 p.m. CHFVI will invite a different presenter each week to speak on a different topic. Each session will conclude with an interactive discussion and question & answer period. The Buzz sessions will be hosted on Zoom and we will provide the link and password information prior to the session.