Update regarding BC's Restart Plan announced on May 25th

Article #3486
2021-05-26
Published By: Keven Dubinsky

The BC Government introduced the province’s four-step Restart Plan yesterday and there is a lot of hope and optimism surrounding the reopening of activities in BC. We sense that there is a lot of excitement brought on by today’s news and still some uncertainty about what is allowed and what isn’t allowed.

ViaSport has informed us that they are working closely with the government to get further clarity regarding some of the terms and language in the Restart Plan and how it impacts sport through the various steps.

In the meantime, what we do know in Step 1 of the Restart Plan and a couple of immediate changes impacting our sport include,

  • Physical distancing is no longer required while participating in the group outdoor sport activity. So if you’re participating in dryland, you no longer need to keep a 3-meter distance between you and other participants. 
    • Physical distancing and the wearing of masks is still required outside the ‘field of play’. For example, when you gather before or after training, be sure to keep your distance and wear a mask. Also, please continue to stay home if you are not feeling well. 
  • The limit on the number of adult group sport participants outdoors has also been lifted meaning you can have groups of more than 10 people. 

BC Alpine will await further clarification and information from ViaSport with more specific details about reopening sport in BC and we will provide further updates as we move along the restart plan.