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BCPFA Statement on COVID-19

To: All Football Participants From: Frank Naso, President Keith Ryan, Executive Director View as Webpage

The British Columbia Provincial Football Association (BCPFA) continues to monitor the public health environment caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The last 24 hours have seen the Government of British Columbia issue directives that are designed to ensure the safety of British Columbians but will have an impact on football programs across the province READ: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C. Most specifically, event organizers have been directed to cancel any gathering larger than 250 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, or other similar events. This threshold has been selected, as it is much easier to maintain important social distancing to prevent transmission of COVID-19. BCPFA Programs and Events With respect to programs and events (excluding the AGM) that are organized directly by the BCPFA:

Club and League Programs/Events Not all communities and regions in BC have been impacted by the spread of COVID -19, so the BCPFA encourages all affiliated clubs and leagues to make program decisions based on their local public health environment (excluding events with an excess of 250 people which should be cancelled or postponed). The BCPFA encourages all our participants to take steps that mitigate the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 Virus, including:

  • Monitor news from your local public health authority

  • No sharing of water bottles

  • No shaking hands after games

  • Monitor and follow provincial restrictions surrounding group gatherings

  • Re-enforce washing of hands. 

  • Instruct athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, trainers, equipment managers to stay home if feeling ill

The BCPFA will continue to monitor the situation and work with our stakeholders and partners to help ensure the health safety of all our players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans.