Welcome to the Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP) COVID-19 and Return to Sport Resource Page. ASSP is committed to the health and safety of its members and community will comply with the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and ViaSport guidelines.

COVID-19 UPDATE: December 4th, 2020

After lengthy discussions with our safety committee we came to the conclusion as what to expect for this upcoming season.

  • We will be running the first lesson set program for a limited number of returning local students who meet the criteria we have developed to meet current Provincial Health Orders.
  • We won’t be accepting any drop-in or out of town students for the season
  • We will only be able to teach to independent students In order to comply with Provincial Health Orders around physical distancing, we will only be able to offer lessons to those students who can be independent
  • We won’t be able to run our sit-ski program.
  • The second lesson set feasibility will be evaluated as the situation evolves.


Students & parents of students that are accepted into the program will be directly contacted by Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks in the following days. This decision was made to protect our local students, and volunteer instructors as most fall into the high-risk profile of a COVID-19 diagnostic. We believe that taking these measures should be seen as a leadership move towards protecting our community and we hope that all can understand the difficulty of such a decision.

According to Public Health Canada, people with medical conditions including respiratory or cardiac disease, hypertension, coagulopathies, diabetes, obesity, severe asthma, and immunosuppression due to disease, chronic condition or medication may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection. BC Centre for Disease Control also outlines priority populations who may be at risk which include children with immune suppression and medical complexity. It is the responsibility of each member to undertake their own personal risk assessment and determine whether they are willing to return to sport and adhere to the guidelines set out in this document.

The guidelines outlined in the ASSP Return to Sport Plan have been compiled from recommendations published by the PHO, and guidelines set out by viaSport, BC Adaptive Snowsports, Sun Peaks Resort LLP and Self-Design. The information presented in this document is currently understood as best practices for participation in Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding for the general population. ASSP will continue to update this plan as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ministerial order protecting sport organizations, their employees and volunteers from damages resulting directly or indirectly from COVID-19 currently remains in place for Phase 3. This order is in place as long as sport organizations follow applicable guidance (e.g. PHO orders, viaSport RTS guidelines). If BCAS/ASSP becomes aware of changes to this order, members will be notified immediately.


ASSP Return to Sport Plan
DRAFT ASSP Risk Assessment and Mitigation – TBI
DRAFT ASSP COVID-19 Participation Agreement
DRAFT ASSP Illness Policy
ASSP Outbreak Response Protocol


Sun Peaks Resort LLP COVID-19 Plan – TBI
BCAS Return to Sport Plan
CADS Return to Sport Guidelines – TBI
B.C. Recreation and Parks Association Guidelines
ASSP COVID-19 and Return to Sport Resource Page
COVID-19 Return to High Performance Sport Framework
viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines for B.C. – Published June 1, 2020


B.C. COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategy
B.C.’s Restart Plan
Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Orders, Notices & Guidance
Province of British Columbia – Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General – M183 – June 10, 2020
Province of British Columbia – Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council – Order 459 – 6 August 2020


Public Health Canada
BCCDC COVID-19 – Priority Populations
BCCDC Cleaning and Disinfecting
B.C. COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
COVID-19: Prevention and Risks
COVID-19 (B.C.) Provincial Support
First aid protocols for an unresponsive person during COVID-19
Hand Hygiene for People with Spinal Cord Injury
BCCDC COVID-19 – Hand Washing (Proper Methods of Hand Washing)
Health Canada List of Disinfectants with Evidence for use against COVID-19
OFAA protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic (Occupational First Aid Attendants)
Taking care of your mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Interior Health


COVID-19 Safety Plan Template
Returning to Safe Operations


Do not enter if you are sick
Hand Hygiene
How to Wear a Face Mask
Physical Distancing