Health & Safety

The health and safety of players, spectators, and all involved in the events remains our top priority. We will continue to closely monitor global developments and are in constant communication with all levels of government and health authorities.

KEY INFORMATION FOR ATTENDING FANS:

Do you need to be vaccinated to come to Sevens?

Effective April 8, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., the following changes will also be made to public health orders:

  • Showing the BC Vaccine Card proof of vaccination to access non-essential events, services and businesses will no longer be required.
    • Individual businesses and organizations can choose to continue to require the BC Vaccine Card proof on their premises.
  • The remainder of the Workplace Safety Order will be lifted, which means businesses will transition back to communicable disease plans to reduce risk of all communicable disease.
  • The requirement for students residing in residence to be fully vaccinated under the Post-secondary Institution Housing COVID-19 Preventative Measures Order will be repealed.

What teams will be attending in 2022?

All 16 core Series teams are expected to return to BC Place in 2022, including Fiji, Australia, Samoa, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Argentina, and New Zealand.

Do I need to wear a mask?

In accordance with the BC Governments most recent announcements surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, fans are no longer required to wear a mask.

Has the event been approved (by government)?

Yes, the BC Provincial Health Authority has fully supported our event in planning and executions. Canada Sevens will operate within all relevant local restrictions in Vancouver. Detailed COVID plans and protocols have been put in place for teams and tournament staff, and BC Place has updated COVID-19 policies to comply with provincial health guidance.

Will there be separate entrances for specific tickets?

Yes, please refer to your ticket for your entry gate.

OTHER HEALTH & SAFETY FAQ’S

Do I need to provide a negative COVID-19 test to enter the stadiums?

Effective April 8, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., the following changes will also be made to public health orders:

  • Showing the BC Vaccine Card proof of vaccination to access non-essential events, services and businesses will no longer be required.
    • Individual businesses and organizations can choose to continue to require the BC Vaccine Card proof on their premises.
  • The remainder of the Workplace Safety Order will be lifted, which means businesses will transition back to communicable disease plans to reduce risk of all communicable disease.
  • The requirement for students residing in residence to be fully vaccinated under the Post-secondary Institution Housing COVID-19 Preventative Measures Order will be repealed.

Are GA seats going to be available?

Yes, GA seating will be available in 2022. For ticket information, please click HERE

What are the rules surrounding bags at the event?

BC Place has introduced a Clear Bag policy for all guests attending events at the venue to make entry faster, safer and easier for everyone. A bag check service will be available at Gates C and H. Bags may be checked here for the duration of your event at a cost of $10 per bag.

  • Guests are encouraged not to bring bags to the stadium.
  • Guests may enter with one clear plastic bag that is no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”.
  • Guests may also carry one wallet or clutch bag, no larger than 6.5” x 8.5”.
  • Exceptions may be provided for diaper bags, and for medically necessary items that cannot fit into a clear bag.
  • All bags are subject to search, including enhanced screening, if required.

Can I bring hand sanitizer into the stadiums?

Yes.

Will there be staggered arrival times for fans?

No, but multiple gates will be open for stadium entry. Please refer to your ticket for your dedicated entry gate.

Will there be a staggered departure for fans?

No. Given the nature of the event and the length of each day, 7s tournaments often have a natural staggered departure.

Will hand sanitizers be available at entry gates?

Yes.

What is the In and Out Policy?

Fans are permitted to leave the stadium until 3PM on both days of each event. After 3PM fans will not be allowed to leave and re-enter the stadium – fans that departed the stadium prior to 3PM will be allowed to re-enter.

What are the specific stadium policies?

BC Place and Commonwealth Stadium both have updated policies related to health & safety as it pertains to COVID-19. 

Can I attend the events if I have traveled from a different country in the last 14-days?

Fans must abide by Government of Canada regulations. If you have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine and are not required to quarantine, you may attend.

* Please note that Health & Safety protocols are subject to change in accordance with Provincial Health Authority regulations. This page will be updated as required.