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All group indoor physical activities now temporarily suspended in BC

Less than a week after introducing regulations that temporarily halted indoor group activities like spin classes and hot yoga, the Government of BC has upped the ante.

Effective today, all group indoor physical activities are temporarily suspended, while spin classes, hot yoga and high intensity interval training are all suspended indefinitely.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, all group spin classes, hot yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT)...

Posted by Government of British Columbia on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

According to the Government of BC website, activities now temporarily suspended include:

  • Dance
  • Martial arts
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics

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As for competitive and recreational sports, the guidelines are a little less clear, but it appears as though they can continue for now if they continue to follow viaSport’s Return to Sport Phase 3 guidance.

“Games, competitions and practices can continue with no spectators and no travel for teams outside of their community,” says the Government of BC website.

“ViaSport is currently reviewing the guidance and working with public health to ensure the best options for this period of the pandemic.”

Updated public health guidance for all of the activities mentioned above will be available on Nov. 30.

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