We hope you are excited for the return to Basketball. This message is to give a quick update on the changes brought on by the current restrictions.

The current density limits allow us to have a maximum venue capacity of 100 people per space.

    • Space 1 = show courts, 100 people
    • Space 2 = courts 1-4, 100 people
    • Space 3 = courts 5-8, 100 people

No space overlaps, and you must also check in at entry and when entering into any specified space.
MSAC understands that having to scan a QR code each time you enter a new space can be frustrating, however they believe that this model will help in the following ways:

  • Improve contact tracing
  • Establish better timeframes and specific areas for possible exposure
  • Limit possible full venue exposure sites and allow for only certain zones to be impacted.

As a result of the density limits and the Basketball Victoria return to sport guidelines the following changes will take effect from Tuesday 3rd August:

  • Check in with the QR code upon arrival
  • Masks are currently mandatory for all patrons over 12 years of age at all times indoors (state-wide) 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.
  • Teams should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before game time 
  • Before you enter the basketball courts, participants from the previous game must have exited the hall
  • Exit the playing court ASAP at the conclusion of your game, via the marked exit
  • Games will be reduced to 18 minutes per half
  • Spectators are NOT allowed;  players under 18 are allowed one parent or guardian to accompany them
  • Wednesday designated scorebench officials (scorers) are allowed – one per team
  • Uniform hire will not be available
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the entry and on score bench

Extra staff will be on hand to help manage the entry procedures and cleaning throughout the night.

Our understanding is these restrictions will remain for at least two weeks. We appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this difficult period.

If we all do our bit, everyone should be able to enjoy the night.

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. For more information about current COVIDSafe settings and the vaccination program, please visit  www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au