2022 Winter Safety Plans & FAQ's

Winter Season is coming up soon, and we are happy that we can continue leagues for you under BC's Restart Plan. This safety plan will continue to be updated as we move through the different steps of reopening. We are still in the pandemic, and changes will take time. As in the summer and fall league of 2021, we will be carrying over some social distancing practices into our Winter 2022 programs to ensure that everyone is comfortable on the field this Winter.

Healthy Transitions

Many of our community are hesitant about jumping back into close-contact activities. It may take time to feel comfortable with people outside of our pandemic bubbles. As we resume VUL activities we ask all members to be respectful towards others, we will all move through this transition at a different pace. We will get through this with respect, integrity and kindness. We strongly encourage all VUL members to get vaccinated if they can, but we won't require vaccinations for play.


Winter 2022 Rules & Guidelines

Please note, different programs may have slightly different rules:

Adult Leagues

  • 2 meters when marking the person with the disc all fall this is a VUL rule to help everyone ease into playing together again. 
  • We are now in step 3 of B.C.'s restart plan, physical distance is no longer required off the field of play. Please ensure that communication is maintained with all players and comfort levels regarding physical distance are respected.
  • No body contact, a longstanding VUL rule but worth a quick reminder to those itching to get to that disc.
  • Ground checks instead of disc checks, we want to maintain that 2 meter distance and checking the disc via touch would break that boundary.  

Indoor Leagues (includes all Adult Leagues guidelines and rules)

  • Everyone must be wearing a mask at all times while not participating, including entering and exiting the facility.
  • Everyone must be *fully vaccinated to enter the building and/or participate. 
  • Proof of vaccination must be shown each visit.
  • Everyone (including spectators) must be registered VUL members.
  • All participants must be registered and/or on a roster before arriving at the facility.  Participants who are not on a roster will not be allowed to enter the facility
  • Any additional rules and guidelines posted in the facility must be followed.

Double Disc Court (DDC) Series

  • No mark, this will be a good option for those who want to still maintain distance
  • 2 meters apart on the field, this is designed to be the most distanced version of Ultimate for the time being.
  • We are now in step 3 of B.C.'s restart plan, physical distance is no longer required off the field of play. Please ensure that communication is maintained with all players and comfort levels regarding physical distance are respected. 

Youth Skills & League


Some FAQ’s 

On and Off the Field of Play, Physical Distancing & General Rules

1) Will the VUL be keeping the 2m mark?

  • Yes. As of right now, the VUL is recommending that in league play a 2m mark on the disc should be kept. 

2) What if each league team is comfortable playing closer than 2 meters?

  • 2m marks are a temporary VUL rule. If everyone on both teams are comfortable with a closer mark, this can be a captain clause. 

3) Can we “captains clause” the sideline 2 meter rule?

  • We are now in step 3 of B.C.'s restart plan, physical distance is no longer required off the field of play. Please ensure that communication is maintained with all players and comfort levels regarding physical distance are respected. 

4) What if provincial guidelines change regarding the sideline distance?

  • We’ll be following the changes closely as BC’s Restart plan moves through all it’s stages and adapt as needed.

5) Do sub's need to be added to the roster? 

  • Yes. This is for contact tracing purposes. 
  • To add a sub to your roster, click the "Join" tab at the top of the main page on the VUL website (green bar, top right corner) and follow the instructions.

 

Field & Game Logistics

1) Will washrooms be shut down at the fields?     

  • All washrooms should be open, barring any regular maintenance.

2) Do one of the captains/assistants from one of the teams have to have cones to set up the field? Or will VUL provide cones for teams?

  • Teams provide cones. First one there typically sets up the field.

3) How do I call the game regarding field conditions and weather?

  • Regarding field conditions please take a look at our Field Closures and Storms page on the VUL website. 
  • For storms, please remember "when thunder roars, go indoors". If thunder is heard, it is possible for lightening to strike. Please take shelter in your cars or a grounded structure. Stay indoors and game play cannot resume within 30 minutes of hearing the last rumble of thunder. Resource Ultimate Canada Health & Safety Polices, and the VUL Field Closures and Storms website page. 

 

Our COVID policy is still in effect (see VUL Policies). Want more information? Check out our COVID Resources page.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to feedback@vul.ca!