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

 

Sport in B.C. is currently in the Transition Measures stage according to the Return to Sport Activity Chart. Review the full Return to Sport Guidelines for BC here.

New updates and information include:

  • A message from The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare on return to sport
  • Updated FAQs including questions regarding the liability protection for sport organizations
  • 37 sport-specific safety plans posted on viaSport’s website
  • Government’s announcement about changes to the Community Gaming Grants (CGG) program to make it easier for non-profit organizations to adapt and apply. The release is linked on this page along with a number of other financial resources.

 

Province Takes Action to Support Return to Sport (June 10th, 2020):

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.

Visit the link below to access a comprehensive list of resources to assist with the inclusion of people with disabilities in community sports and recreation. The resources are divided into sections listed below, so please scroll down if there is a section you are particularly interested in. 

Inclusion Tools & Resources for Community Leaders: http://rivonline.org/inclusion

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

 VIASPORT LAUNCHES LGBTQI2S RESOURCES

To celebrate the end of Pride Month, and continue the work of supporting the LGBTQI2S community in sport, viaSport is proud to launch updated LGBTQI2S resources including a NEW Inclusion in Sport Coaching resource.

The resource kit includes:

  • LGBTQI2S Inclusion Readiness Checklist – updated
  • Adopting Inclusive Policy Language – updated
  • Trans Athlete Inclusion Guidelines  – updated
  • Creating Inclusive Environments – updated
  • Collecting Gender Identity Information – updated
  • Inclusion in Sport Coaching Resource – NEW

Find them here: https://www.viasport.ca/inclusion/lgbtqi2s

Power To Be

“As the season begins to shift, we are beginning to foresee what recovery and redesign looks like for our future. Thanks to our collective efforts, the flattening of the curve, slowly, and very carefully we can get back to offering programs in a reduced capacity…” Read the full update here.