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Returning to Play in the current environment

As BC Public Health Authorities (PHA) lift some restrictions, we are working to Return to Plan in a controlled and responsible way.  BC Soccer has provided recommendations and guidelines for athletes participating in sanctioned soccer activity - these were developed in conjunction with Canada Soccer and ViaSport BC.

Please click here to review the KYSA approved Return to Play Plan

Please click here to review the Canada Soccer and BC Soccer assessment of our plan

Please click here to review the Participant Agreement included in every registration

Please click here to visit BC Soccer and their overarching return to play guidelines

This information is based directly on the approved guidelines provided by BC Soccer - should this information differ from BC Soccer then the BC Soccer version shall supersede.  This information does not include what forms of play may be allowed over time, only the responsibilities of every player, parent and coach.


IF YOU WISH TO PLAY SOCCER - BEFORE YOU PLAY

  • Do not play if you:
    • Exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma).

 PREPARING TO PLAY - PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST INFECTIONS

  • Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for at least 20 seconds before going to the soccer activity.
  • Bring hand sanitizer.
  • Bring your own soccer ball.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • Clean your equipment, including your water bottle.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Change into your soccer apparel at home (not at the field location) - this includes shoes or boots
  • Make sure you have enough water before leaving the house to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle.
  • Consider wearing a mask or gloves while playing.
  • If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and all other points that are touched frequently
    • If you touch something, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the surface you have touched as quickly as possible.

 WHILE PLAYING

  • Comply with the distancing measures and recommendations issued by the provincial government health authorities, including the arrival and departure of players (except for family members or persons residing in the same household).
  • Listen to your coach and keep to the area of the field the coach has instructed you to be in.
  • As much as possible, keep a 2-meter distance with other players.
  • Avoid physical contact with other players.
  • Do not shake hands or do fist bumps, with other players.
  • Avoid touching the ball and other equipment with your hands.
  • Goalkeeper must not share gloves. 

AFTER PLAYING

  • Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.
  • Do not use locker rooms or changing areas.
  • Leave the field as quickly as possible after you finish playing.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW

  • Should any participants and/or individuals fail to follow these recommendations and guidelines may result in removal from participation as per our Participant Waiver

CLOSING COMMENTS

KYSA thanks all members for your patience and for your understanding as we navigate through this challenging time.

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