Air Quality Safety Guidelines
The BCGECSS is now following the BC Soccer Air Quality Safety Guidelines (PDF). The guidelines are intended to help teams and officials assess air quality — and the potential impacts — at local fields. This will enable teams/officials to make decisions about modifying or canceling practices and games when air quality is degraded.
The BC Soccer Air Quality Guidelines are based on the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI).
The Air Quality Health Index uses a scale to show the health risk associated with the air pollution we breathe. It shows levels and forecasts for a number of B.C. locations, including Greater Victoria/Saanich.
The BC Soccer Air Quality Guidelines recommend moderating scrimmages at AQHI of 4 to 6, as well as providing additional information.