Terrace Blueback Swim Club

SWIM BC PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE

Rebecca Greaves
Health Update!
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO EVOLVING PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS, THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.  THIS INFORMATION IS CURRENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
 
viaSport Guidance for current public health restrictions was published today (Sept 29).  The following is an adaptation specific for Swim BC membership.
 
PROOF OF VACCINATION (FOR INDOOR SPORT)
 
YOUTH SPORT / AGE GROUP SWIMMERS (0 - 21 years): 
  • Proof of vaccination is NOT REQUIRED for:
    • Youth (21 years of age and younger) sport programming
    • Adult supervisors (includes coaches, officials, team managers, and volunteers) who help the delivery of youth sport programming
  • Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED for:
    • Youth participating in programming primarily intended for adults.
 
ADULT SPORT / MASTERS & VARSITY SWIMMERS (22 years and older):
  • Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED for:
    • Adult (22 years of age and older) sport activity
    • Adults supporting adult sport (e.g. coaches, volunteers)
    • Adults participating with youth in a sport activity
  • NOTE: Proof of Vaccination (double dose) is REQUIRED for adult indoor sport in the Interior Health region and Fraser East region.
 
SPECTATORS (12 years and older):
  • Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED:
    • At ticketed and non-ticketed events over 50 people**
  • NOTE:  Proof of vaccination (double dose) is required in the Interior Health region
  • At this time, Swim BC is recommending spectators NOT be permitted for training sessions or competition.
 
 
NOTES:
  • A pool exemption is in place for the public (eg. public swim).  However, all sport restrictions must be followed in pools.
  • Facilities may implement stricter requirements at their discretion
 
 
We remind all clubs that the Step 3 Guidance, effective July 1, continues to be in place:
 
Indoor Sport
  • Group Size: There is no maximum group size for participants, coaches, volunteers, staff, and officials
  • Travel: Canada-wide travel allowed. 
  • Physical distance does not need to be maintained in or out of the pool
  • Masks: are mandatory in the facility when not in the pool
  • Seated Events: Up to 50 or 50% of capacity, whichever is greater
 
High Performance Sport
  • CSI-Pacific identified athletes adhere to all Step 3 guidance
 
Communicable Disease Response Plan:
  • Clubs are no longer required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan; however, clubs should consider developing a communicable disease prevention plan as per WorkSafe BC guidance
 
Liability
  • The Province of BC extended COVID-19 liability coverage for organizations until December 31, 2021 through the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (CRMA).  This protects people and organizations from damages resulting from the transmission or exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
 
Disclaimer
Swim BC Return to Swimming Guidance
Swim BC’s role in the Return to Swimming process is to communicate timely updates and information to help the swimming community plan its safe return to activity.  This information from Swim BC is not intended for legal purposes and all clubs are reminded to follow all current health orders and recommendations set out by the Office of the Provincial Health Officer.