RETURN TO RUGBY
Welcome to the BC Rugby ‘Return to Rugby’ page. In this section, you will find our Return to Rugby Plan, Resources and Club Information.
Click on the below topics to navigate to the relevant sections:
COVID-19 MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY
Starting April 8, proof of vaccination will no longer be required to participate in Rugby. The BC Rugby Board made this decision to align with current direction from the Provincial Health Officer. However, we will continue to respond to any changes from the Government in their response to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Please note, a number of competitions this summer may still require all participants to show proof of vaccination.
Thank you to all the Rugby Clubs that have worked hard to implement this Policy, as well as all the parents and Players, Coaches and Officials that have helped BC lead the country in vaccination rates.
How To Upload Proof of Vaccination Status
To comply with this Policy, all BC Rugby Members aged 12+ intending to participate in sanctioned Rugby activity must submit proof of vaccination.
Any participant aged 19 or over will have to submit Government-issued photo ID along with their proof of vaccination. Documents vary depending on whether you have been vaccinated within British Columbia, in another province or another country. See below for Documentation examples.
All participants must give consent for BC Rugby to record their vaccination verification. Once documents have been uploaded to Sportlomo and approved, Members will receive confirmation and BC Rugby will delete the uploaded files.
Parents/Guardians who are giving consent and submitting vaccination verification on behalf of their children must do so for each child.
COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination - Document Examples
Click to view examples of required documentation for uploading proof of vaccination status.View
Step-By-Step Guide - How to Upload Proof of Vaccination Status
Click to learn the three options for showing proof of vaccination status, including step-by-step guides.View
CONSENT AND SUBMIT VACCINATION RECORD IN SPORTLOMO
This is the easiest and quickest way to upload proof of vaccination status in the Sportlomo Registration system.
*If parent/guardian is signing on child/children’s behalf, repeat Step 1-5 below for each child.
STEP 1: Log into your Sportlomo User account
To submit required documents and sign the consent form, you will need to log into your Sportlomo User account.
STEP 2: Click on ‘Update Information’
Once you have logged in, click on the blue ‘Update Information’ box in the menu.
STEP 3: Upload Your Documents
Scroll down to the ‘Vaccine Certification’ section on your profile and upload a screenshot or PDF of your Vaccine Card, as well as Government-issued ID if you are aged 19 or over.
STEP 4: Sign Consent Form
Use your mouse (or finger if using a touchscreen device) to sign consent form to record vaccination verification.
STEP 5: Click ‘Update Information’
Click ‘Update Information’ to complete the online process.
STEP 6: Approval
When your vaccination record and Government-issued photo ID are approved by BC Rugby, you will receive a confirmation email. Once approved, BC Rugby will delete the uploaded files.
If a participant DOES NOT give BC Rugby consent to record and submit vaccination record, the participant will need to show their required proof of vaccination documentation at every sanctioned activity they attend as a Member of BC Rugby.
RETURN TO RUGBY PLAN (Updated January 2022)
BC Rugby’s Return to Rugby plan was developed in accordance with viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines and Rugby Canada’s Return to Play document that was approved by the Rugby Canada Board of Directors.
With the implementation of BC Rugby’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy and current PHO orders as of January 2022, BC Rugby has updated its Return to Rugby Plan, which also adopts World Rugby’s Competition Ready guidelines. The World Rugby Competition Ready Guidelines outline a training framework to prepare players for the resumption of contact Rugby matches.
RETURN TO RUGBY FAQs AND KEY POINTS
BC Rugby has developed a summary of the current PHO orders along with the Return to Rugby plan. This document is intended to answer the following areas:
- Public Health Orders that apply to Rugby
- Rules for Clubs regarding COVID-19 per Return to Rugby Policy
- Recommendations for Clubs to reduce risk
- What do we do if someone has persistent or worsening symptoms of COVID-19?
- What do we do if someone tests positive?
We will continue to update this document as changes to the Public Health Orders are made. This document is current as of February 17, 2022. You can view the full document below:
A range of infographics available as printable PDF files that can be put up at your venue or distributed to players and other personnel:
BCCDC DOFFING / PPE
BCCDC DOFFING / PPEDownload
BCCDC CLEANING & DISINFECTING
BCCDC CLEANING & DISINFECTINGDownload
BCCDC POSTER: DO NOT ENTER IF SICK
BCCDC DO NOT ENTER IF SICK POSTERDownload
WORKSAFE BC OCCUPANCY LIMIT POSTER
WORKSAFE BC OCCUPANCY LIMIT POSTERDownload
WORKSAFE BC DONNING PPE
WORKSAFE BC DONNING PPEDownload
WORKSAFE BC COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES
WORKSAFE BC COVER COUGHS & SNEEZESDownload
WHO HAND HYGIENE WHEN / HOW
WHO HAND HYGIENE WHEN / HOWDownload
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GUIDELINES
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GUIDELINESDownload
Click here for everything Sportlomo related. In compliance with the BC Rugby Return to Rugby plan, Clubs need to utilise Sportlomo for attendance tracking all in-person activities. This hub will provide videos and guides on registration set up and how to use the new attendance tracking features and attestation processes.