Jan. 8 – Updated Return to Squash (R2S) Guidelines

On December 28, 2020, viaSport provided clarification to the November 27, 2020 Provincial Health Office (PHO) and its impact to sport. The intent of the order is to limit the social interaction or gatherings that inherently comes from sport, and reduce modes of transmission for COVID-19 during play.

While viaSport continues to develop their Return to Sport Phase 2.5 Guidelines, the definition of “adult group” has been clarified, and the age range for youths has been increased to under 22 years of age. SQBC has revised our Return to Squash (R2S) Guidelines document, please note the significant changes for squash in this document and featured in the Where We Are section below.

We continue to leverage our R2S Task Force, composed of subject matter experts including representatives from law, medicine, squash professionals and club administrators to help guide us through this second wave of the pandemic, defining what this means for our sport, both singles and doubles.

SQBC regularly updates the information in the Resources section below, with links to Provincial and National guidelines. As noted above, viaSport’s revised Return to Sport Guidelines document is being revised, until then please refer to Table 1: SQUASH BC’S (R2S) RETURN TO SQUASH STATUS AS OF January 8, 2021 on page 9 of the newly updated Return to Squash (R2S) Guidelines document. Please continue to use the sample templates, posters, and Squash BC’s one-pager of Tips and Recommendations for Players.