Dear Field Hockey Members,
Following both the recent release of the PHO Gathering and Events Order Revision (Proof of Vaccination) and subsequent confirmation from viaSport BC, I am writing on behalf of the FHBC Board of Directors to confirm that the requirement for attestation completion included with the FHBC (PSO) Responsible Return to Play Framework has now been removed following an associated vote by the FHBC Board of Directors on September 27, 2021. Local Sport Organizations (LSO’s) still have a choice to continue to adopt an attestation protocol, but this is now no longer a requirement under FHBC (PSO) Responsible Return to Play protocols nor a requirement within viaSport BC Organized Sport Sector Return to Play protocols.
Please note that an exception may still apply should a BC Health Authority and/or facility operator or owner require an attestation protocol to access facilities or permit active programming. In this case LSO’s are expected to follow the associated protocol accordingly.
Field Hockey BC remains committed to providing timely Responsible Return to Play updates to our community membership. For more information regarding Field Hockey’s COVID-19 response and to access information on the Provincial Government Restart 2.0 plan, PHO Order revisions, and the Proof of Vaccination program, please refer to the Field Hockey BC website at: https://fieldhockeybc.com/covid-19-response/. Further reference material can also be found on the viaSport BC website at https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport.
The PHO Gathering and Events Order revision (Proof of Vaccination) can be accessed here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf
For information on the overall Proof of Vaccination Program, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html.
Yours in sport,
Field Hockey BC
September 28, 2021