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.

The HSBC Canada Sevens events will operate in accordance with the Government of Canada’s intended international border opening on September 7, 2021, meaning all tournament participants will be fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.

KEY INFORMATION FOR ATTENDING FANS:

Do you need to be vaccinated to come to Sevens?

Fans that are 12+ years of age will be required to show proof of at least one vaccination upon entry

Proof of vaccine may be via BC vaccine card or by showing your paper record of vaccination

All tournament participants/athletes are required to be vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Fans that are 12+ years of age must wear masks at all times during the event, including when sitting in their seats (unless eating and drinking)

Have the events been approved (by government)?

Yes, the Provincial Health Authorities have fully supported both events in their planning and executions and Canada Sevens will operate within all relevant local restrictions in both Vancouver and Edmonton. Detailed COVID plans and protocols have been put in place for teams and tournament staff, while both host stadiums have 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. Due to enhanced COVID screening procedures, fans are encouraged to arrive early and allow time for stadium entry

Will social distancing be in effect?

Although strict social distancing will not be in effect, efforts have been made to ensure there is appropriate space within the seating areas in Vancouver and Edmonton. At this time, Vancouver is limited to 50% capacity while Edmonton is expected to be at about 60% of available seating capacity. All guests MUST comply with all relevant public health orders and guidelines at the time of the event.

OTHER HEALTH & SAFETY FAQ’S

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

No, but fans that are 12+ years of age will be required to show proof of at least one vaccination upon entry. Proof of vaccine may be via BC vaccine card or by showing your paper record of vaccination

Fans that are 12+ years of age must wear masks at all times during the event, including when sitting in their seats (unless eating and drinking)

What if I am attending from out of province?

Out of province or country guests, must show home province vaccination records or the ArriveCAN app with a second piece of ID.

What are the rules surrounding bags at the event?

Bags must adhere to BC Places Bag policy

What if I want to stay in the concourse at the event?

No lingering in the concourse. Guests must return to their seats to eat or drink.

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 there be increased cleaning at the stadiums?

Yes, each stadium has enhanced COVID cleaning protocols and a team of dedicated cleaners will be working prior to and throughout the events to ensure main touch points such as handrails, door handles and counters are cleaned on a regular basis.

Will hand sanitizers be available at entry gates?

Yes.

Are GA seats going to be available?

GA seating is not available in Vancouver. GA seating is available in Edmonton.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds will be offered should circumstances with the events (whether related to COVID restrictions, team participation, etc) change after the date tickets were purchased. Refunds will also be offered should a ticket holder test positive for COVID and not be able to attend the events.

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.