Return to Sport

Last update: January 20, 2022
All in-person Special Olympics BC programs and individual sport competitions are currently open. All participants must be extremely diligent in following SOBC safety protocols. Full update   

Following the Provincial Health Officer's guidance, Special Olympics BC has a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan in place for our safe Return to Sport moving forward.

Read the plan


  • All participants and volunteers ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated (2 doses).
  • Participants must stay home when they are sick. There is zero tolerance for participating while sick.
  • All participants age 5 years and older must wear masks at the following times:
    a. In common areas of indoor facilities when not engaged in physical activity,
    b. During indoor meetings and special events such as registration events or fundraisers, and
    c. Around outdoor sport fields when not engaged in physical activity.
  • There are high standards for hygiene, hand washing, and ventilation.
  • Maximum 50 people in a sport training group or event.
  • Please read the plan above for all the safety requirements.

It is absolutely vital that all Special Olympics BC members take these protocols seriously and personally commit to following them. Thank you for continuing to take responsibility and follow these requirements, in order to keep yourself safe, keep each other safe, and keep Special Olympics programs safe for all. 

Special Olympics BC's Return to Sport planning process





Special Olympics BC has been offering virtual training sessions for athletes and for coaches on the communicable disease prevention plan. Sessions are being recorded so they can be shared with anyone who can’t attend live. 

Volunteer training November 2, 2021

BC Vaccine Card

Special Olympics BC Return to Sport Plan resources


Lois McNary, SOBC Vice President, Sport

Past Return to Sport News

Please click here for past updates.