With so many updates to keep track of relating to COVID-19 and basketball, we’ve collated the most relevant and current updates from bodies and associations particular to our club.
As of June 10, 2020
Guideline Level: WE ARE CURRENTLY AT RED-10 (Outdoor) – until June 22
Thank-you to those who joined us on Thursday June 4 for the Return to Sport Webinar, we had over 200 attendees hear from Erin Trebley at Sport and Recreation Victoria, Jerril Rechter and Dr Peter Harcourt OAM from Basketball Australia and a number of Basketball Victoria Staff.
Please see the recording here for those who missed it or would like to revisit.
In addition, we have the following assets to assist:
- Q&A answers from the Webinar yesterday
- A printable (white) version of the Return to Sport Guidelines
- A recording of how to apply for the Community Sport Survival Grant (Clubs/Small Associations) – thanks to Bess Gillard from Mansfield Basketball Association (applications close June 15)
June 22 Restrictions
We are still consulting with the State Government for further clarity on what is allowed under the restrictions from June 22, as well as the specific Indoor Guideline for the number of people per enclosed space for this stage of the restrictions:
- Indoor sports centres and venues can be opened with up to 20 people allowed per separate enclosed space, subject to the four square metre rule, with up to 10 people per group or activity
We are also working on COVID-19 venue signage for associations, and simple one-page guides for each stage of restrictions for distribution in the next week.
Frankston & District Basketball Association (FDBA)
As of 5:00pm Friday 13th March the Frankston & District Basketball Association will be indefinitely closed as a precaution against COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Until further notice, all FDBA sanctioned activity will be suspended including:
Domestic Competitions: Due to stage 3 restrictions and the extension of the State of Emergency (until May 11) by the Victorian Government, the Autumn and Winter 2020 domestic basketball seasons are suspended until at least 31 May 2020.
Mornington & District Basketball Association (MDBA)
Once we have a clear return plan for our domestic competition we will advise members if we will run a Winter or Summer season. As previously advised if the Winter season does not commence members will be credited for the Summer season or provided a refund if they do not return.
Some members are bursting to get back on court others are understandably nervous about the return. Please be assured that we will only return when we can provide a safe environment for our community. We look forward to the announcements on 31st May 2020 and being able to provide you with further information.
Western Port Basketball Association (WPBA)
In concurrence with the Basketball Victoria 2020 ‘Return to sport’ guidelines, WPBA has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Domestic Winter Season and extend the 2020/21 Domestic Summer season to a 23 round season starting August 1st permitting Victorian Restrictions allow 5 on 5 competition to return.
We will continue to update these statements and links once updates are released.