Bc Rugby Responds to Public Health Order Update on May 25

Rugby in BC to move into Phase 3 of Return to Rugby Plan in lieu of latest BC Government announcement

May 25, 2021 – Vancouver, BC: BC Rugby is pleased to see the return of outdoor team sports as part of the BC Government’s Restart Plan.

For Rugby, this means sanctioned Clubs may now deliver Rugby programs outdoors without maintaining physical distancing. All ages – youth and adult – are permitted to participate.

Phase 3 of the Return to Rugby plan, known as ‘Rugby Restarted’, coincides with the Return to Play Guidelines from viaSport and Rugby Canada.

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What can be delivered in Phase 3 Rugby Restarted?

For anyone who chooses to participate in Rugby as of May 25, 2021, this means:

Outdoor Rugby activities only

Non-contact Rugby activities only

Travel to Home Club only

No use of changerooms, washrooms only

No physical distancing requirements during intra-Club training and games

No spectators permitted

Non-essential interprovincial travel remains restricted until June 15, 2021 at the earliest

Sanctioned Clubs must follow their Sanctioned Phase 3 COVID Safety Plans. If you need any further support or require sanctioning, please email Marga Sison at msison@bcrugby.com or phone 604.737.3065 ext. 1005.

As we learn more about the particular sport details under the Government’s Restart Plan, we will formally update our Return to Rugby Plan with a timeline for progressing to contact Rugby and inter-club competitions.

Is My Club Sanctioned?

As of May 2021, the following Clubs are sanctioned for Phase 3 Rugby Restarted: