Return to Sport

Special Olympics BC's slow, phased plan to return to sport as safely as possible

We are continually updating this website page as the situation evolves and resources are created.
Last update: June 17, 2021 - please click here for the summary

Current Sport Levels

  • All sports (except powerlifting) are in Special Olympics BC’s Return to Sport Level 2. 
  • Powerlifting is in SOBC’s Return to Sport Level 1.

SOBC Return to Sport Level 1 and 2 general requirements can be found in the Program Progressions chart. Sport operation details can be found in the sport-specific protocols below. 

Please click here for a summary of the current status

If you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to email

Special Olympics BC's Return to Sport Plan

SOBC Return to Sport Plan

How do i return to sport?

The safety of all participants remains our highest priority. We appreciate everyone’s diligence in following all safety and hygiene protocols. This is essential to protect everyone.

Coach and volunteer webinars

SOBC is running required Return to Sport training webinars for all coaches in our open sports. Upcoming webinars will be posted here as arising.

The registration deadline for each is 9 a.m. on the day of the webinar.


  • INDOORS: Masks are still required at all times.
  • OUTDOORS: Masks are required only when 2 metres of physical distancing can’t be maintained. But participants should be encouraged to wear masks whenever possible.

Any participants who need to apply for an exemption for medical reasons are asked to contact SOBC staff at

Special Olympics BC's Return to Sport planning process

Basic Program Safety Standards and Resources

Sport-Specific Protocols and Resources

All sports except powerlifting are in SOBC's Return to Sport Level 2.

Updated June 17, 2021

Athletics Alpine Skiing

Club Fit

Basketball Bowling
(5- and 10-pin)
Fit Families & Friends
Bocce Cross Country Skiing Active Start
Golf Curling FUNdamentals
(Level 1)
Figure Skating  
Floor Hockey  
Soccer Snowshoeing  
Softball Speed Skating  

Return to Sport News

Please click here for past updates.

Special Olympics BC Return to Sport Plan resources


This email address is monitored by SOBC Vice President, Sport Lois McNary, SOBC Sport Manager Helen Cheung, and SOBC Program Manager Michelle Cruickshank to provide timely responses.