As the world continues to manage the conditions surrounding the Covid-19 virus, KMFA must follow the lead of Football Canada and the BC Provincial Football Association as our governing bodies. Further to the previous statement below, please be advised that Football Canada issued an updated directive on March 16th. “The Football Canada Board of Directors have voted unanimously to recommend suspension of face-to-face meetings or gatherings, training, practice and play for all members indefinitely due to the issues surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.” To read the full statement, please click here: http://footballcanada.com/football-canada-policy-update-on-covid-19/
At this time, plans for our Spring Flag Football season must be put on hold. This includes all evaluations, league play, coach and referee training clinics. The KMFA Board of Directors will continue to monitor developments closely and make decisions based on government health recommendations for the safety of our valued members. The issues with Covid-19 are rapidly changing on a daily basis and in recognition of this, we remain optimistic about the opportunity to provide Spring Flag Football. In the event that suspension of play is lifted in time, evaluations have tentatively been rescheduled for April 17th (U16 & U19) and 18th (U10, U12, U14) as a contingency plan.
We know that by suspending our activities, we are helping to mitigate the risk of potential exposure to Covid-19. This will help to ensure the health and safety of our members and their families, which is an important priority for our community. In keeping with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s advisory, we’d like to remind any of our members who have travelled outside of Canada to follow the recommended 14-day self-isolation policy.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as developments emerge.
KMFA Board of Directors
(March 15, 2020)
Following in the wake of a statement made by Football Canada concerning the Covid-19 Virus Outbreak, the BC Provincial Football Association has posted the following advisory. (https://www.bcpfa.com/post/bcpfa-statement-on-covid-19) While the risk remains relatively low in the Interior Health Region, Kelowna Minor Football has chosen to err on the side of caution and is asking that the current Snoop Bowl teams suspend practices at this time. We will be monitoring the activity in the Interior Health Region closely and will continue to provide updates as decisions are made regarding the effect on our upcoming Spring Flag Football season. In keeping with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s advisory, as KMFA activities resume, it is important that any members who travel outside of Canada implement the 14-day self isolation protocol immediately upon their return to ensure the safety of our members.