Return to Play

Due to evolving health protocols, the following information is subject to change at any time.

viaSport will provide guidance for sport, following their Restart Chart. It is imperative to understand that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) Orders and recommendations are non-negotiable (law), and the information provided by BC Archery and viaSport are to assist participants to navigate a return to sport in a safe manner. (*ALWAYS refer to the ORDERS and not just the highlights provided on the government website)

IN ADDITION: it is important to be aware of REGIONAL restrictions.

Everyone has their own comfort level and may not be willing to rush back to how things were pre-COVID. Please respect their choices.

Effective December 22:

  • no tournaments
  • no travel related to sport ("travel" includes anything other than your "home club")


  • everyone age 5+ must wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status
    • the mask may be removed while an athlete is on the shooting line
  • everyone age 22+ must show proof of full vaccination via the BC or Federal vaccine passport
    • youth up to age 21 are not required to show proof of vaccination when participating in YOUTH SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING (aka JOP)
    • If youth up to age 21 participate at multi-age programs (tournaments, drop-ins, leagues, regular archery nights, etc), then the youth (age 12+) must also show proof of vaccination
  • spectators age 12+ must show proof of full vaccination via the BC or Federal vaccine passport

When the language between the Provincial Health Order and the Regional Health Order conflict, the Order with the more stringent restriction applies to the conflicting section.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact BC Archery by phone or email.


There are many resources available regarding COVID-19. Most of what you may need can be found in the links below.

Partitions for the Indoor Shooting line 

Click here for pictures and diagrams

Interview with Bridge City News about Partitions

WorksafeBC: Designing Effective Barriers



In addition to the samples provided in the Workbook, the following are just some resources available for signage. Be sure to use signage relevant to your needs.


WorksafeBC Occupancy Limit poster

Archery Canada (see Club Resources near the middle of the page)