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JUNE 15, 2021

Baseball BC’s Return to Sport Update

On June 14, 2021 the BC Government announced a move to Step 2 in the British Columbia Restart Plan that takes effect today, June 15, 2021. This movement further allows sport to ease restrictions and permit limited spectators and travel within the province for the purpose of sport. As such Baseball BC is advancing notice that the following activities are now permitted within the sport of Baseball:

- Regular game play amongst participating teams province wide.

- A maximum of 50 spectators (per field).

- Tournament play.

We would again like to share the following amateur sport programming reminders (as of June 15, 2021);

- The activity must always comply with the general measures, recommendations, and any gathering restrictions issued by the BC health authorities.

- Physical distancing not required on the field of play, including dugout area.

- 2 metres social distancing is still required outside the field of play.

- Keep a participant record for contract tracing needs, including symptom screening.

- Communicate to participants any hygiene measures in alignment with current information issued by the BC health authorities, including staying home if sick.

- Remind all players to bring their own refreshments and do not share water bottles.

We would also like to again remind that some participants may need additional time to fully return to traditional programming. It is required that all participants and member organizations work collaboratively to ensure all stakeholders do so safely and when they are ready. Possible examples of this are as follows:

- There will be some officials who will require time to adjust to traditional positioning mechanics, or will elect to continue with the modified mechanics based on the training they received in preparation for 2021.

- Return to traditional positioning is not a mandated change and some officials who do not yet feel safe about returning to working behind the catcher, may elect to continue with the modified positioning.

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Updated JUNE 5, 2021


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JUNE 4, 2021

BC Re-Opening Plan and Baseball BC’s Return to Sport

Youth sport programming reminders (as of June 4,2021);

  • The activity must always comply with the general measures, recommendations, and any gathering restrictions issued by the BC health authorities.
  • In club game play only permitted.
  • No spectators permitted.
  • Travel only within the three extended health regions for the purpose of attending your home club
  • Physical distancing not required on the field of play, including dugout area.
  • 2 metres social distancing is still required outside the field of play.
  • Keep a participant record for contract tracing needs, including symptom screening.
  • Communicate to participants any hygiene measures in alignment with current information issued by the BC health authorities, including staying home if sick.
  • Remind all players to bring their own refreshments and do not share water bottles.
  • Please adjust current safety plans to align with this Return to Play Plan for Baseball and ViaSport’s Restart Sport 2.0 Chart, including updating Emergency Response & Outbreak Plans.

 

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JUNE 2, 2021

On-field Return To Play guidelines will be strictly enforced. Please make sure you understand and adhere to the current guidelines - now, and as we transition through ViaSport's "Return to Sport Restart 2.0" plan.

 

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MAY 26, 2021

Update to the interpretation of "in-club play" guidelines.

RTP Guidelines and Messaging from the PSO, ViaSport and the PSO Baseball BC - “In-club play.”

 


MAY 25, 2021

BASEBALL IS CURRENTLY IN PHASE 2 - STAGE 2 

Effective immediately, Baseball BC will move to Phase 2 Stage 2 of our Return to Play Guidelines for all participants (Youth and Adult).

In Phase 2 Stage 2 The following activities are currently permitted;

  • Team training / development (practice)
  • Live batting practice
  • Scrimmage and Inter-squad games
  • In Club game play

The following activities are not permitted;

  • Travel for competition
  • Tournaments

Baseball specific guidelines in place at this time;

  • Participants must maintain a physical distance of three metres from one another when not playing and active in game play.
  • Spectators are not permitted per the current PHO order. (Defined as games, competitions, tournaments, training, or practice).
  • Masks are required in all indoor public settings. (As defined by the current public order)
  • Verbal symptom screening and attendance tracking must be performed daily.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.    

MARCH 17, 2021

Effective immediately, group sport activities like training and drills are permitted for adults 22 and older, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Only Outdoor Team training / development (practice) permitted at this time.
  • Maximum group size is 10 persons
  • Participants must maintain a physical distance of three metres from one another at all times.
  • Spectators are not permitted at any baseball activities.

Baseball BC would like to take this opportunity to remind all member organizations that baseball is currently in Phase 2, Stage 1 of the Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines as outlined in both the viaSport and Baseball BC Guidelines.

The following activities are currently permitted:

  • Team training / development (practice)

The following activities are not permitted:

  • Games / Tournaments

Baseball specific guidelines in place at this time:

  • Participants must maintain a physical distance of three metres from one another.
  • Activities should be low risk of transmitting the virus (e.g. individual activities, group training that maintains physical distance).
  • Spectators are not permitted at any baseball activities. (Defined as games, competitions, tournaments, training, or practice).
  • Masks are required in all indoor public settings. (As defined by the current public order)
  • Strength training and dryland training are not permitted, unless there is a COVID 19 Safety Plan is in place for this type of activity that is strictly followed (see Regional Health Authority for your local requirements).
  • Verbal symptom screening and attendance tracking must be performed daily.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.

MARCH 1, 2021

BASEBALL IS CURRENTLY IN PHASE 2 - STAGE 1 

Baseball BC would like to take this opportunity to remind all member organizations that baseball is currently in Phase 2 - Stage 1 of the Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines as outlined in both the viaSport and Baseball BC Guidelines.

The following activities are currently permitted;

  • Team training / development (practice)

The following activities are not permitted;

  • Modified Game Play / Games / Tournaments
  • Programming for athletes over the age of 22

Baseball specific guidelines in place at this time;

  • Participants must maintain a physical distance of three metres from one another.
  • Activities should be low risk of transmitting the virus (e.g. individual activities, group training that maintains physical distance).
  • Spectators are not permitted at any baseball activities. (Defined as games, competitions, tournaments, training, or practice).
  • Masks are required in all indoor public settings. (As defined by the current public order)
  • Strength training and dryland training are not permitted, unless there is a COVID 19 Safety Plan is in place for this type of activity that is strictly followed (see Regional Health Authority for your local requirements).
  • Verbal symptom screening and attendance tracking must be performed daily.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.    

February 6, 2021

February 6, 2021

Attention: Baseball BC Membership (and affiliated clubs)
From: BC Amateur Baseball Association
Re: Provincial Health Officer Order Extended


As announced today, the Provincial Health Officer has extended the current order restricting gatherings and events until further notice.

Baseball BC would like to take this opportunity to remind all member organizations that baseball is currently in Phase 2 of the Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines as outlined in both the viaSport and Baseball BC Guidelines.

The following activities are currently permitted:
- Team training / development (practice)

The following activities are not permitted:
- Games / Tournaments
- Programming for athletes over the age of 22

Baseball specific guidelines in place at this time:
- Participants must maintain a physical distance of three metres from one another.
- Activities should be low risk of transmitting the virus (e.g. individual activities, group training that maintains physical distance).
- Spectators are not permitted at any baseball activities. (Defined as games, competitions, tournaments, training, or practice).
- Masks are required in all indoor public settings. (As defined by the current public order)
- Strength training and dryland training are not permitted, unless there is a COVID 19 Safety Plan is in place for this type of activity that is strictly followed (see Regional Health Authority for your local requirements).
- Verbal symptom screening and attendance tracking must be performed daily.
- Stay home if you’re sick.


December 4, 2020

Effective December 4, 2020, we are back to Phase 2 of  Baseball BC's Return to Play (RTP) protocols, with the following changes:

  • Baseball for players aged 19+ is suspended.
  • Maintain a 3 metre (9 feet) distance at all times.
  • Activities should be low risk of transmitting the virus.
  • No games, tournaments, or competitions at this time.
  • Masks are mandatory for all indoor events, and whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • No spectators at any events, including practices.
  • Strength training, and dryland training are not permitted, unless there is a COVID 19 Safety Plan in place.
  • Verbal symptom screening and attendance tracking must be performed daily.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • All government expectations and requirements to be met.

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Please contact our Safety Officer, Carey Dingsdale (safety@ndbaseball.com) for any COVID19, Risk Management related questions.