COVID UPDATE April 8 2022:

Current guidance from the Office of the Public Health Officer:

      • All sport activities are allowed.
      • Proof of vaccination is no longer required for sport activities and programs.
        • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
      • Businesses, organizations and facilities no longer need a COVID-19 safety plan. They must follow communicable disease guidance from WorkSafeBC.
      • Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice.
        • Individual businesses, facilities and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect these choices.  

Government of BC Provincial & Regional Restrictions

viaSport Frequently Asked Questions
B.C.’s Restart Plan
Proof of Vaccination Program information
Travel Guidance for B.C.
Communicable Disease Prevention Guidance
Mask Guidance
COVID-19 (Limits on Actions and Proceedings) Regulation
Government of BC COVID-19 Restrictions Information

Resource Links

BC’s Restart Plan

viaSport Return to Play Guidelines

viaSport Return to Sport Resources and Tools

BC Provincial Health Officer Orders

BC Centre for Disease Control Covid19 Resources

AgSafe Covid19 Resources

Federal Ministry of Health Current COVID-19 Updates

Worksafe BC Covid19 Return to Safe Operation

WorkSafeBC website

HCBC Covid19 Resource Page

Waiver Templates

Draft – COVID19 Attestation

Draft – COVID19 Event Participation Waiver

Draft – COVID19 Facility Waiver


Each facility, business, club is unique and will need to careful consider their own circumstances. It is important to note that although Horse Council BC is providing these tools and resources to the sector we are NOT an authority on Covid-19 disease spread.  We are not offering this document as a substitute for legal or insurance advice.  There are potential health, liability and insurance exposures you should consider carefully before resuming activities at your facility or club.  We recommend you seek professional advice to ensure you mitigate your exposure and understand your risks.  Anyone using the HCBC Return to Equestrian Sport Guidelines does so at their own risk. Horse Council BC shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind arising directly or indirectly from the use of the guidelines including, without limitation, reliance on the completeness or accuracy of the information provided.

The sport specific guidelines provided by Horse Council BC are meant to supplement the requirements and recommendations from BC Health Authorities and the viaSPORT guidelines and should not be used a standalone document.

Information is changing quickly, as we move forward it will be important to keep updated on the BC Provincial Health Officer Orders.