The RUSC is currently operating under Phase 1 of BC Soccer guidelines and in consultation with the City of Richmond.
We are continually monitoring the situation and our operations teams will update protocols as required by the Provincial Health Authority. Please click on the link below to review our current Return to Play plan.
RUSC players, coaches, volunteers & staff must complete this screening form prior to all RUSC sessions/games.
A separate form is provided for visiting Teams coming to Richmond to play against RUSC.
This document includes important protocols and instructions for Coaches and Managers to follow on Game Days.
A message to all RUSC members, volunteers, and staff
In light of the recent developments and increased restrictions from our Provincial Health Officer announced yesterday, RUSC is providing some additional information and clarity for our club.
Overall, the RUSC is extremely pleased with the safety precautions that all of our players, coaches, managers and spectators have been taking since our return to play. The soccer community has recognized our efforts and we thank all of you for your cooperation, understanding, and initiative to keep us all safe. That said and given our worsening COVID-19 situation, we are reiterating that all previously communicated protocols must be adhered to and followed carefully.
Additionally, RUSC is implementing and emphasizing the following protocols and expectations on a go forward basis:
The RUSC will continue to remain fluid with our COVID-19 protocols & processes as information becomes available from our Provincial Health Authorities. As there are additional developments, we will adjust our plan and communicate accordingly.
The health and well being of our club and membership remains our utmost priority and requires the support of everyone to ensure we are mitigating risks associated with the spread of this virus. We all need to remain diligent and if anyone should see anything that doesn’t align to our plan or these protocols, please bring it to the attention of RUSC TD staff or our Director of Operations immediately to be addressed (please do not wait until after). Our TD and Director of Operations are most familiar with the expectations set out by the City of Richmond, BC Soccer and ViaSport and are well positioned to ensure compliance with all safety protocols.
Thank you in advance for your attention and adherence to these changes.
RUSC Return to Play Committee
U5-U9 Addendum – Given the difference with this younger age group, we will be asking all U5 - U9 parents to input a phone number when they are completing the daily COVID-19 screening form. Should an emergency or other situation arise while you are waiting in your vehicles, coaches will be able to reach out directly as required.
As the pandemic continues, RUSC will update our Return To Play Plan under the guidance of the Provincial Health Authority along with BC Soccer and ViaSport. We are also working closely with the City of Richmond to ensure we are providing a safe environment for participants.
These are some of documents and guidelines that form the basis of the RUSC Return to Play Plan:
BC Soccer is currently in Phase 1 of their gradual and phased-in return to playing soccer.
All athletes will be required to register for a program and follow the following directions:
All participants (athletes, parents, staff and volunteers) must complete this prior to program participation.
Designated single point entry and exit locations for Hugh Boyd Yellow and Blue will be used. See map below for details.
All participants must read and follow this policy before participating in RUSC activities.
Please click on the link below to review our current Return to Play plan as we continue to operate under Phase 1 of the BC Soccer guidelines.
ViaSport has updated their Return to Sport Guidelines to reflect the province's move into Phase 3.
BC is in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan and as of August 24 sport has moved to the “Progressively Loosen” Phase.