PLAYER SAFETY


SOCCER CONCUSSION POLICY

The BCGECSS follows BC Soccer's Concussion Policy. Information on this policy and links to additional health information are posted on BC Soccer's website (PDF).

Also, see Canada Soccer's Concussion Guidelines (2018) (PDF). These thorough guidelines are intended for those managing concussion in soccer at all levels.


AIR QUALITY SAFETY GUIDELINES

The BCGECSS is now following the BC Soccer Air Quality Guidelines (PDF). The guidelines are intended to help teams and officials assess air quality at local fields, so they can make decisions about modifying or canceling practices and games when air quality is degraded.

The Air Quality Safety Guidelines are based on the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI).

The Air Quality Health Index uses a scale to show the health risk associated with the air pollution we breathe. It shows levels and forecasts for a number of B.C. locations, including Greater Victoria/Saanich.

The Air Quality Safety Guidelines recommend moderating scrimmages at AQHI of 4 to 6, as well as providing additional information.