Regional measures for curlers
Curlers across BC are being asked to take note of new temporary measures being introduced to slow the spread of Covid-19.
The new measures were announced by BC’s Provincial Health Officer on Saturday, Nov. 7, and will be in place until Monday, Nov. 23 at noon.
During this time, people who live in Vancouver Coastal Health or the Fraser Health authority areas are being told not to travel for sport. This means that if your team lives in these regions and was planning to attend an event in another region, you should not attend.
It also means that curlers who live in any other part of the province should not travel to the Vancouver Coastal Health or Fraser Health areas to participate in sport. This includes members of teams who live in the Interior who want to practice with their team in the Lower Mainland. You cannot do this until after Nov. 23.
It should also be noted that the measures also include instructions to those people who live in Vancouver Coastal Health not to travel to the Fraser Health area to curl. Anyone who lives in Vancouver Coastal (communities including North Vancouver, Vancouver, Richmond and Powell River) therefore should not travel south of the Fraser, to the Island Health Authority area or to New Westminster/Maple Ridge (which are in the Fraser Health area) to play until after Nov. 23.
Modified curling can continue in the Fraser Health/Vancouver Coastal area during these regional restrictions. Clubs may still choose to close if this is in the best interest of their members.
All curlers can do their part by making sure they follow the rules of Modified Four Person Curling. This means staying 2m apart from your fellow curlers at all times. It’s not easy, but it’s important.