BC Rugby has issued two key updates to our COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.
Firstly, the BC Rugby board has agreed to remove the requirement for proof of vaccination for Members aged 5-11.
The Policy was first developed and introduced in October 2021, before a vaccination was made available to the 5-11 age group and regular changes were being made to the BC governments proof of vaccination program. The Policy anticipated vaccines becoming approved for use with younger individuals and assumed that proof of vaccine orders would be adjusted to reflect this expansion of the vaccine availability.
It is clear now that the Government of British Columbia is not looking to require proof of vaccination for the 5-11 age group. Therefore, the decision has been made to realign the Policy with the current Public Health Order in BC.
Additionally, we have amended the definition of “fully vaccinated” for Members aged 12 to reflect the current PHO. Members aged 12 only need one dose to meet the definition of fully vaccinated.