Unfortunately games scheduled for Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June have been cancelled. This decision is based on the update from Basketball Victoria who have been in contact with the Department of Health, full details from BV can be found below.
Don’t worry Basketball will be back soon!
Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Update – 10 June
As noted yesterday, the Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health, has further eased restrictions from the circuit-breaker lockdown for Greater Melbourne and Regional Victoria, with these measures starting from Thursday 10 June at 11.59pm.
Basketball Victoria have received some further information from Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) today but are yet to receive updated Restricted Activity Directions (RADs) via the Department of Health which are now due tomorrow.
Therefore, in regard to the current proposed restrictions, the following applies for all basketball training, competition or activity until Thursday 17 June at 11.59pm:
- Indoor training, competition or activity is not permitted until further advised.
- Outdoor activity is allowed but is restricted to a maximum of 10 people per group. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Organised outdoor community sport is permitted for children (those who wish to commit to outdoor games for ages 18 and under), with adults restricted to outdoor training only.
- Indoor training, competition or activity is permitted for all ages – however with venue caps and restrictions.
- A maximum of 50 people indoors at any one time in the venue (limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity). This has been clarified as per venue not per court unfortunately.
- Group size is limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity.
- Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm.
- Cannot travel into metropolitan Melbourne for community sport.
We will continue to lobby on behalf of basketball and liaise with SRV for further easing of restrictions in the near future when practical and safe to do so.
Masks are currently mandatory for all patrons over 12 years of age at all times indoors (state-wide) and outdoors (in Greater Melbourne only) unless medically exempt. Players, coaches and referees are exempt while on court participating in an exertive role, however, must be worn while not playing and on entry and exit of stadium.
With the Victorian Government announcing that further restrictions could be eased late next week, we will have additional information to release at that stage.
For more information about current COVIDSafe settings and the vaccination program, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.