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CMSA COVID-19 Return To Play update, as of Nov. 21/20

By Webmaster, 11/22/20, 9:00PM PST


New protocols effective immediately


COVID-19 Return to Play



Along with this the latest announcements from Dr. Bonnie Henry came many questions regarding what they meant for youth sport and for softball specifically.  We have received clarification as to how these new Provincial Health Authority Orders and Restrictions will impact CMSA and softball specifically.

For Cloverdale Minor Softball Association the sanctioning for softball activities is being moved back to Softball BC’s Inning Three protocols found within Softball BC - Back to Bases Guidelines. Additional information and guidance can be found here:

Additionally, the updated requirements below will be in effect through December 7th at midnight and apply to all areas of the province.

  • Masks are now mandatory for all indoor activities.
  • No spectators are permitted to attend any softball practices, clinics, and training sessions; only those providing care such as a first aid person will be permitted to attend.
  • Player/team travel is restricted.

Softball BC has approved a clarification for members of a team travelling to their respective team activities.  Under the current PHO orders restricting travel by sports groups, teams are required to hold activities within their own community and not travel to another community for softball activities.

For athletes and coaches who are a member of a team, but live in a different community, Softball BC is defining permissible travel to be within your provincial health region. A member of a team may travel to their team’s softball activities if the participant is staying within the same health region.

All Cloverdale Minor Softball team activities will need to be held within the community, but if a member of the team lives in another community, they are permitted to attend that activity UNLESS they reside outside of the Fraser Health Region.  If you are not sure, travel is restricted to local areas.

It is important that we continue to do our part to reduce the risk while enabling youth athletics and the social aspect of sport for the health and welfare of our members.  As we have been, please work with us by following the protocols in our CMSA Return to Play plan diligently.

Your CMSA Executive team