Sport is returning to British Columbia. It will resume in accordance with the phases outlined in B.C.’s Restart Plan. At the request of the Province of B.C., viaSport is leading the creation of a set of guidelines on how to resume sport while operating safely during this pandemic – the Return to Sport Guidelines. These guidelines will be issued following review and approval by a cross-ministry oversight committee supported by guidance and advice of provincial health officials and WorkSafe BC.
Return to sport process for amateur sport
As outlined in B.C.’s Restart Plan, during Phase Two sport activities organized and operated by Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) and Disability Sport Organizations (DSOs) can resume in a limited way.
Once the sector Return to Sport Guidelines are released, PSOs and DSOs will develop sport-specific return to sport guidelines. These sport-specific guidelines need to be approved by their respective Boards of Directors before any activities can resume.
Local Sport Organizations (LSOs), affiliated with a PSO or DSO, will adapt and/or adopt the approved PSO guidelines when creating their own guidelines, and it is recommended to have these approved by their own boards before resuming activities. Whistler Adaptive is a multi-local sport organization and we are in the process of creating a plan that will take into account the guidelines of the various PSO’s and other governing bodies that we work with as well as our insurance coverages.
For the foreseeable future, programming with Whistler Adaptive will be more geared towards community participation and adaptive equipment rentals. Further information will be shared once it becomes available.
For more information and all media inquiries please contact Chelsey Walker, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a not-for-profit society that provides year-around, recreational programs for people of all ages with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. We are committed to introducing as many individuals with a disability as possible to sport, recreation and therapeutic programming. Learn about What We Do.
Our programs are available to all locals, visitors from across Canada and anyone travelling to Whistler from across the globe. (photo credit: Pique Newsmagazine)
The Whistler Adaptive COVID-19 Return to Sport Plan is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Whistler Community Foundation.