During her latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry has ordered a stop to adult sports in the province.
"However, we continue to see that indoor group activities - whether for fitness or team sports - are much higher risk right now,” began Henry.
"The order requires that right now, all indoor group high-intensity fitness activity is prohibited. This includes: hot yoga, spin, aerobics, bootcamp, dance classes, dance fitness, circuit training, and high-intensity interval training.
"Low-intensity fitness activity like yoga, Pilates, tai chi, stretching, and individual fitness activity is also suspended until new guidelines are available to resume these activities safely.
"All indoor adult team sport is also prohibited. This includes basketball, cheerleading, combat sports, martial arts, floor hockey, floor ringette, ice hockey, ringette, netball, skating, soccer, squash, and volleyball.
Dr. Henry is also increasing restrictions on youth sports, which will affect the BCHL.
"Structured child and youth programs and sport are permitted but must meet and follow the ViaSport Phase 2 requirements.”
The BCHL needs ViaSport Phase 3 to be able to run a regular season. Phase 2 will allow for continued intra-squad games but no travel.
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