Updated information regarding proof of vaccination requirements for sport & recreation clubs

Posted by OFFICE BCSSA . on Sep 27 2021 at 12:13PM PDT

September 27, 2021

The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, updated the current Order on Gatherings and Events as of September 10, 2021.

Further to the updating of the order, the PHO provided clarification on how to interpret the current orders as they relate to various sport & recreation settings.

As of today, we have received further clarification from viaSport on the application of these orders to BCSSA swim clubs, specifically to coaches of adult programs.

  • Structured programs supervised by an adult and provided for those under 22 years of age are exempt from proof of vaccination for participants and any supervising adults (i.e. coaches)
  • Structured programs with swimmers age 22+ are required to provide proof in the form of a vaccine card that participants have received at least 1 dose (until Oct. 23, 2021) or 2 doses (as of Oct. 24, 2021).
  • BCSSA Clubs who employee paid coaches cannot inquire as to an employee’s vaccination status (this is private medical information), however, a swimming facility may require proof of vaccination for anyone entering. Volunteer coaches (unpaid) may be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

Please always refer to the latest provincial order when determining your course of action, and always communicate with your local facilities and municipalities rules and guidelines as well.

BC Health Officer Oders and guidelines:
BC Centre for Disease Control:

The document Proof_of_Vacc_Updated_09272021.pdf.pdf was attached to this post.


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