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CMSA Return To Play update (as of May 25/21)

By Webmaster, 05/26/21, 8:30AM PDT


CMSA COVID-19 Return to Play

ANNOUNCEMENT – May 25, 2021



The Government of BC and the Provincial Health Officer issued new provincial health orders effective May 25, 2021 that can be found here: 

Province-wide restrictions - Province of British Columbia (

Of note, youth sports teams are permitted to resume gameplay within their association and Softball BC is moving member associations into INNING 2 of the Softball BC – Back to Bases Guidelines.

As sport will follow the Province of BC’s Restart Plan CMSA will also be progressing through the phased approach to reopening, beginning with the removal of modified rules for scrimmaging effective immediately.  Once the association has received the formal approval of the City of Surrey games will be permitted between CMSA teams through June 15, followed by competitive games and tournaments and including teams from other associations.

At this time there are many questions that are being answered and plans being adjusted as we received the encouraging news today around our Province moving forward within and outside of sport.

In the interim, please be advised of the following:

  • All teams are to continue to follow the existing protocols around sanitization, attendance tracking and distance monitoring per the CMSA Return to Play Guidelines
  • Until approval is received, teams are NOT permitted to schedule games with other teams.
  • Masks are NOT required on the field of play – Coaches will still be required to wear a mask when distancing cannot be maintained and off the field the same would apply to players.
  • Until we move into the next phase spectators are still NOT permitted.
  • With the distancing and sanitization requirements the dugouts will remain closed until further notice.

Here is CMSA's most current Return To Play guidelines and protocols (as of May 25/21).

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to keeping the kids on the field!

Any questions please email your inquires to

Your CMSA Executive Team