Face Coverings Mandatory in Indoor Spaces

In light of the recent surge in Covid-19 the BC Health Officials have issued a province-wide mask mandate for all public spaces. VIAHA has also issued a mask policy for dressing rooms. Masks are therefore mandatory for participants, teams managers, safety personnel, time keeper/score keeper, coaches and players (can remove their masks once on the bench/ice).

More info can be found at:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks

http://viaha.org/bulletins/2021-009-I%20-%20Safety%20protocols%20for%20the%20dressing%20rooms.pdf

Specific expectations of U7, U9 and U11 players:

  • Please ensure your player arrives at the arena fully dressed except for their skates and gloves. Masks or shields or helmets worn when entering/exiting the arena are optional for this age group of players.
  • To avoid dressing room congestion and to maintain PD, assistance with tying skates should be done by 1 adult. 
  • Coaches may, at their discretion, tighten skates for players where a safety risk is present.

Thank-you for your compliance on these important safety matters. 

Information given is only as good as the date it is provided. VRC will continue to follow the orders from the B.C. Public Health Officer and retain the right to make changes based on updates in protocols at a provincial and district level as well as the needs of the association