Return To Play

Here at the CVSSC, we are incredibly excited to get back to playing! Sports and recreation play an important role in the physical, social and mental well-being of both our CVSSC players and our wider community. With that in mind, we have reviewed and worked with the direction provided from the BC government and viaSport BC to develop our plan for a safe return to sports. We have long prided ourselves on our amazing community of players playing ‘with’ each other and not just ‘against’ each other in our leagues in order to create a welcoming environment and countless lasting friendships. And as we gradually return to a more normal sports landscape, we expect our players to continue to buy in to the plan and help ensure that we continue to play safely together.

Proof of Vaccination Update: By provincial health order, all adult Indoor Sports participants in BC are currently required to be fully vaccinated.  Players must have their proof of vaccination and piece of government ID with them. The updated restrictions can be found online at:

Players, please read the CVSSC Return to Play Guidelines below for all sports. (We also have a table of Sport-Specific Adjustments and Rule Changes for each sport at the bottom, although captains will be advised if and when those are updated and in use for each season depending on provincial health orders.)

SCREENING: This remains unchanged. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these screening checklist questions, you must not participate.

  • – Self-screening must be completed by all players prior to every game. (See link above.)
  • – Captain and in-game community screening: It remains a community effort including the coordinators, Team Captains and players to ensure that no one with symptoms is at the fields/gyms and playing in a game. If any player is experiencing symptoms at their game, they must be sent home immediately and someone must notify the coordinator.

Hygiene: Players should wash their hands prior to heading out to their facility each week, and are advised to bring their own sanitizer to games.

  • – Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • – Avoid touching mouth, eyes or nose and direct any cough or sneeze into the pit of the elbow.
  • – No sharing water or food.
  • – No spitting (including tobacco and sunflower seeds).

MASKS: Players are recommended to bring a mask that covers the mouth and nose to the playing locations for use in situations where physical distancing may be more difficult: such as accessing or departing certain fields or gyms. It just helps to be prepared for the possibility of a situation where a mask would be useful and/or when provincial health orders require one.

  • – Masks are currently required in hallways and common areas at our indoor facilities and recommended when to be worn when not playing.

SPECTATORS: For outdoor sports, new restrictions allowing 50 spectators should come into place as of June 15, which is before our first summer games are played. For our first leagues of indoor sports starting in September, limited spectators are once again expected to be allowed. Direction will come from viaSport BC and can be found in their constantly updated Return to Restart 2.0 table here:

SIDELINES AND BENCHES: Players are asked to maintain a reasonable physical distance on the sidelines and benches. Transmission outdoor and through sports are exceptionally rare, but it’s the extended, close, face-to-face interactions that are generally the type of interactions to avoid.


  • – Handshakes, high fives and fist bumps are returning for those that feel comfortable doing so.
  • – This may be a gradual return for some, so please don’t mistake a missed handshake line or unreturned fist bump as a sign of a lack of sportsmanship. Everyone will be comfortable with the more physical displays of sportsmanship at their own pace and are more than welcome to display their spirit through other options like clapping and verbal compliments.  Find what works for you/your team as we gradually head back towards normal, but a reminder that spirit and sportsmanship will always be a big part of our leagues. We’re here to have fun!


  • – Arrive no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled game time when the field is still in use. Each sport may have different access and departure requirements that will be relayed to the teams/team captains.
  • – Take all garbage and belongings with you and leave nothing behind.
  • – Outdoor teams will now be allowed to stay and socialize after their games if they want to, but are advised to move off of the field of play once done and maintain physical distancing.

All players must read and adhere to all CVSSC policies and guidelines outlined for each sport in the links provided below, when they are in use.  Please have patience as we implement a new style of play when necessary to follow provincial health orders: