Return to Sport

Last update: March 31, 2022

Special Olympics BC has a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan in place for our safe Return to Sport moving forward. All SOBC sports and competitions are currently open and following these strong safety protocols!

Read the plan

Highlights for Participants

  • All participants and volunteers ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated (2 doses). Participants age 12 who aren’t yet eligible for their second dose CAN participate and/or spectate as long as they can show proof of one dose. In order to maintain a safe environment, the COVID-19 vaccination requirement remains in place for all Special Olympics BC programs and competitions for the rest of this program year, ending June 30, 2022. (Learn more about this
  • If you are sick, do not attend your SOBC program/event.
  • Wash or sanitize hands when entering and exiting the venue, and often during your program/event.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve. Avoid touching your face with your hands.
  • Bring your own filled water bottles whenever possible.
  • Continue practicing physical distancing when it’s helpful to you.
  • Programs are following high standards for cleaning and ventilation.
  • For participants ages 5 and up, masks are recommended (but not required) while you are not playing your sports. Please be respectful of others and their choices.
         a. Masks are still required during group transportation to SOBC programs and events (e.g. rented buses).
         b. If a facility requires mask wearing while off the field of play, that rule must be followed.
  • Please read the full plan for all the safety requirements.

It is vital that all Special Olympics BC members take these protocols seriously and personally commit to following them. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to safety! 

Special Olympics BC's Return to Sport planning process




BC Vaccine Card

Special Olympics BC Return to Sport Plan resources


Lois McNary, SOBC Vice President, Sport

Past Return to Sport News

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