Return to Sport Update:

OCTOBER 19, 2020

Return to Basketball and Current Restrictions 

The announcement on Sunday 18 October by the Victorian Government has eased restrictions in several areas across Victoria.

Unfortunately, due to basketball being classified as a “contact sport” (i.e. a sport that is unable to be played at a social distancing length of 1.5m between each participant) by the Victorian Government, basketball is subject to being part of the Last Step of the COVID Roadmap.

Victoria’s current level of restrictions regarding basketball’s return to sport have not changed from our last update, but there is greater clarity around future restrictions being eased at the end of the month. There is also a potential of further announcements this Sunday which may bring timelines forward.

Future eased restrictions were announced yesterday detailing the roadmap for community sport. As of Sunday 1 November at 11.59am, Metropolitan associations and clubs within Metropolitan LGAs will be able to participate in outdoor competition or regular training (18 Years and Under) or outdoor non-contact training (19 Years and Over) in addition to Regional associations (or clubs) being able to train indoors (non-contact) in the short term.

We will continue to advocate to Government and other stakeholders on behalf of the basketball community to ensure the quickest possible return of Victorian basketball across the state.

Please refer to the Victorian DHHS website as well as Basketball Victoria’s Return to Sport Guidelines for further information.

Current Basketball Restrictions 

REGIONAL AND COUNTRY SHIRES  
FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER: 

Current Reactivation Status: ORANGE-20 – Outdoor Competition or Training 

FOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: 

Current Reactivation Status: RED-10 – Outdoor non-contact training only

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE 
All – RED-0 
Please note: non-contact sport means a sport capable of being done with a distance of 1.5m.

We also note that this is sanctioned training or competition. According to the DHHS – recreational outdoor activity/exercise can take place with:

  • A limit of 10 people from 2 household per group or more than 10 if the entire group is from the same household and you must be able to keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others.

Planned Restrictions – from 11.59pm on Sunday 1 November 

REGIONAL AND COUNTRY SHIRES 

FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER: 
ORANGE-20 – Indoor Non-Contact Training or Outdoor (contact) Competition / Training 

FOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: 
RED-10 – Outdoor non-contact training only

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE

FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER: 
ORANGE-20 – Outdoor (contact) Competition / Training 

FOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: 
RED-10 – Outdoor (non-contact) training only 

Please note: non-contact sport means a sport capable of being done with a distance of 1.5m

We have sent the above communications to association contacts earlier this afternoon, as well as a social media post directed at participants at 4pm. The above information will also be available at https://basketballvictoria.com.au/covid-19/.

Regards,

Nick Honey
Basketball Victoria
Chief Executive Officer
October 19, 2020

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