November 8, 2021 – Vancouver: As of Monday November 15, 2021, all BC Rugby Members aged 12-18 will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 to participate in any sanctioned in-person Rugby activity, including training, scrimmages and matches.
This update comes after a temporary delay implementing BC Rugby’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy to Members aged 18 and under participating in Age-Grade and Mini Rugby programs, following issues with the Sportlomo Registration system.
Children born in 2009 have an 8-week grace period from their birthday to comply with the Policy. For example, if a child celebrated their 12th birthday on September 25, they must show proof of full vaccination by November 20, 2021.
BC Rugby introduced the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy in October to protect the safety of all BC Rugby participants, the Rugby community, and the general public. The Policy was brought in to ensure minimal disruption to leagues and programs and keep Rugby running throughout the province.
The Policy can be viewed here.