Metro Women's Soccer League
To develop the game of soccer inspiring women to life-long active and inclusive team play.
Covid-19 Information

MWSL Return to Play Guidelines

The MWSL follows BC Soccer and Viasport guidelines as well in creating the league's procedures but they only encompass the services that the League would normally provide i.e. games and MWSL clinics. any other soccer activities and any decisions made by the teams is at their discretion and the League is not liable.

We do not want teams/players going out to games if they are sick. If you have cases or an outbreak on your team the protocol is to advise the league and to reach out to the Provincial health authority and follow their instructions. Should the game need to be cancelled the league will work with team on an individual basis if there are issues such as field fees and referee fees that other teams may incur if their opponents are able to field a team due to Covid.
 
Where can I learn more?
  • Fraser Health webpages on COVID-19 (fraserhealth.ca/COVID-19) for added resources and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Vancouver Coastal Health webpages on Covid-19 (vch.ca/covid-19) for added resources and answers to frequently asked questions
  • BC Centre for Disease Control website at bccdc.ca. Select ‘COVID-19 for the public’
  • HealthLinkBC: Call 8-1-1 any time, day or night, if you have any health questions or concerns. To speak with someone in your language, say your language in English 3 times, then wait until an interpreter comes on the phone.
  • To monitor your health, you should:
  • Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool at bc.thrive.health

July 5, 2021. On July 2, 2021, BC Soccer updated its Return to Play Plan for Soccer to align with the government's move to Step 3 of the Restart Plan

BC Soccer Covid Bulletin

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British Columbia Soccer Association





Bulletin #IB_2021-16
DateOctober 27, 2021
ToFull Members, Associate Members, and affiliated clubs
CCBoard of Directors, Staff
FromBC Soccer
SubjectViaSport proof of vaccination update

Today, ViaSport advised the sport sector of the following BC Government Order updates as it relates to Proof of Vaccination:

  • The Order defines a “participant” as anyone at an event, which includes spectators, but does not include anyone attending in an official capacity as an organizer, supervisor, official, volunteer or event staff. For sport, however, the Order states that an adult (19+) leading, supervising, or assisting a sport program for children and youth must have received two doses of vaccine. (Section D.7 and D. 8). This includes coaches, volunteers and officials for indoor and outdoor sport. 

    • (ViaSport) have raised the question of paid coaches/officials and if they need to show Proof of Vaccination with government and are waiting for a response. 

  • Youth 21 and under participating in sport are still exempt from showing proof of vaccination. 

  • For indoor sport, adult participants 22 and older must show proof of vaccination.

  • Spectators (19+) for children, youth and adult indoor sport must show proof of vaccination.

    • (ViaSport) have raised the question about youth 12 to 21 years spectating and if they are exempt from showing proof of vaccination. 

  • Records of vaccination: Organizers are allowed to keep written records of proof of vaccination from participants, as long as they have written consent from the participant to do so. These records may only be kept for the purposes of confirming that a participant has been vaccinated, and can be kept until this Order expires or is repealed.

  • Capacity restrictions: The Provincial Health Order has now removed indoor capacity restrictions; however, regional restrictions still currently apply in Fraser East, Interior Health and Northern Health (east of Kitwanga). When deciding which restrictions apply, always follow whichever is strictest.

  • (ViaSport) is working to update the activity chart. 

To clarify and confirm, the above proof of vaccination requirement are not directives of BC Soccer, nor its directors, officers, or staff. This is an order from the BC Government PHO to all persons including the soccer community. 

ViaSport will be updating information on their website here: https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport

For information on the overall Proof of Vaccination Program, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

For further questions, please contact Gabriel Assis, Director of Operations



Bulletin #IB_2021-09
DateSeptember 14, 2021
ToFull Members, Associate Members, and affiliated clubs
CCBoard of Directors, Staff
FromBC Soccer
SubjectUpdate on Interior and Northern Health restrictions

This Information Bulletin is intended to provide an update on Interior and Northern Health Restrictions.

All regions of the Province remain in “Step 3” of the “BC’s Restart Plan” with no new restrictions being added, with the exception of the Interior and Northern Health.

Clarification on Interior Health restrictions:

- Those on the field of play (participants, staff/volunteers, officials, coaches) do not count towards the total number allowed for events.
- Spectators do count toward the total number allowable for events.
- 50 are allowed indoor and 100 are allowed outdoor.

A summary of the Interior Health restrictions is available via this website: Provincial and regional restrictions | Interior Health

A summary of the Northern Health restrictions is available via this website: https://stories.northernhealth.ca/news/new-health-measures-introduced-northern-health-region



Bulletin #IB_2021-08
DateSeptember 13, 2021
ToFull Members, Associate Members, and affiliated clubs
CCBoard of Directors, Staff
FromBC Soccer
SubjectBC Government proof of vaccination requirement

This Information Bulletin is intended to provide information regarding the BC Government’s proof of vaccination requirements as they relate to soccer.

PROOF OF VACCINATION

The BC Government Public Health Officer (PHO) has made an order dated September 10, 2021 related to gatherings and events, including adult sports, which can be found 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

To clarify and confirm, the below information are not directives of BC Soccer, nor its directors, officers, or staff. This is an order from the BC Government PHO to all persons including the soccer community.

By order of the PHO, proof of vaccination is required to access some events starting Monday September 13, 2021 and is in place until January 31, 2022, subject to change or extension by the PHO.

For soccer, the proof of vaccination requirement applies to:
- adult players at indoor group and team soccer (22 years of age and older) regardless of group size;
- spectators at indoor adult group and team soccer events.

For soccer, the following are exempt from the proof of vaccination requirement:
- outdoor youth and adult soccer;
- indoor youth recreational soccer for people 21 years old or younger;
- adult supervisors of indoor youth recreational soccer;
- indoor organized events with less than 50 people (for example meetings), except adult soccer.

ViaSport has consulted with the BC Parks and Recreation Association and have advised that facility operators/owners are expected to require sport organizations to take responsibility for their proof of vaccination implementation and each facility owner/municipality may have slightly different requirements.

BC Soccer understands the challenges that the proof of vaccination requirements places on members and affiliated clubs and we will continue to seek clarification from ViaSport and provide updates.

ViaSport will be updating information on their website here: https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport

For information on the overall Proof of Vaccination Program, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

For further questions, please contact Gabriel Assis, Director of Operations.



Bulletin #IB_2021-03
DateAugust 27, 2021
ToFull Members, Associate Members, and affiliated clubs
CCBoard of Directors, Staff
FromJason Elligott, Executive Director
SubjectUpdate on restrictions announced by Provincial Government on August 20, 2021


Earlier this week the BC Government announced further restrictions that impact British Columbians. BC Soccer continues to monitor the situation, while working with ViaSport to review the information and identify the potential impact on soccer activity. 

All regions of the Province remain in “Step 3” of the “BC’s Restart Plan” with no new restrictions being added, except for the Interior. 

For soccer organizations within the Interior Health Region, adults and youth can participate in competition, including games and tournaments, however, there has been new restrictions announced specific to spectator limits. Therefore, unless otherwise stated by the municipality/city/facility owner the following applies to sanctioned soccer activity in this region:

  • 50 spectators for indoor soccer
  • 100 spectators per a regular 11 v 11 full-size soccer field 

A summary of restrictions is available via this website: Provincial and regional restrictions | Interior Health 


Help with your Sanitizer Needs

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The MWSL is working together with the BACCHUS Environmental Inc to supply you with your sanitizer needs as we slowly return to play.  

For every order by MWSL member, a 10% donation will be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer Research.

Bacchus Environmental distributes SteriKleen. One-Step Disinfectant-Cleaner Sanitizer-Fungicide-Viricide-Deodorizer Manufactured in BC and a Liquid Hand Sanitizer.
Health Canada approved.

When ordering please contact BACCHUS Environmental Inc directly at sales@bacchusenvironmental.com and make sure they are aware you are a MWSL member.

MWSL member price list and information sheets