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Indoor and outdoor adult sports banned, youth sports revert to Phase 2

All indoor and outdoor sports in B.C. for people 19 and older are banned, per the PHO. The details of the order announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry yesterday were announced this afternoon.
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"We will be getting through next week and seeing the numbers very carefully over the next 10 days."

All indoor and outdoor sports in B.C. for people 19 and older are banned, per the PHO. The details of the order announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry yesterday were announced this afternoon. 

As it applies to adult sports, the following indoor and outdoor sports are suspended for adults:

— Basketball
— Cheerleading
— Combat sports
— Floor hockey
— Floor ringette
— Road hockey
— Ice hockey
— Ringette
— Martial arts
— Netball
— Team skating
— Soccer
— Volleyball
— Indoor bowling
— Lawn bowling
— Curling
— Lacrosse
— Hockey
— Ultimate
— Rugby
— Football
— Baseball
— Softball 

All organized sports for people under the age of 19 must follow viaSport's Phase 2 guidelines, which focuses on individual drills and modified training.

Professional athletes, high performance athletes and professional performers can be exempt from the order if they meet certain requirements. 

Structured youth extracurricular activites can continue if there is adult supervision in place and an agreed upon COVID-19 safety plan. These activites are:

— Educational programs
— Music
— Art
— Dance
— Drama
— Recreational programs
— Outdoor fitness
— Social activities

Aerobics, bootcamp, and circuit training have been added to the list of high intensity indoor group fitness activites suspended indefinitely.

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca