MEBA –
As I’m sure you’re all well aware, the Victorian Government has announced a further extension of the current lockdown until at least the 23rd September.

Unfortunately, the competitions are now unable to resume in time to complete a feasible season prior to the commencement of the Summer ‘21/22 season and as such the MEBA & GEBC Competitions for Winter ’21 are cancelled.

FIY – In terms of the Summer ‘21/22 season MEBA are asking that all clubs continue their preparations according to the current deadlines in readiness for the 4th October. If, due to further lockdowns/restrictions preventing competition by the 4th October we will continue to move out Grading Round 1 and provide a revised calendar of rounds once we can resume. The grading phase for Summer ‘21/22 will be reduced from 6 weeks to 5 weeks.

Until then we hope and pray that you stay well.

Return to Sport – 16 August Update

Unfortunately, the Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health, has extended the lockdown restrictions for Greater Melbourne with these measures remaining in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September.

RESTRICTION LEVEL

Greater Melbourne
In line with Victorian Government health directives, basketball in Greater Melbourne will remain at the RED-0 REACTIVATION LEVEL as per the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines.

Regional Victoria
In line with Victorian Government health directives, basketball in Regional Victoria will remain at the ORANGE-50 REACTIVATION LEVEL within Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines.

We remain in close communication with the Department of Health and Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) to ensure indoor basketball can reactivate as quickly as possible following the current restrictions.

We appreciate your understanding and patience throughout these difficult times.

Please review the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines for further information.

Mental Health

This is a challenging period for all in the community. There are a number of resources to help assist you during these difficult times, including the Welcome to Head to Health website – which helps you find digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for those in your community – as well as VicHealth’s list of Ten go-to mental health organisations for young people.

For more information about current COVIDSafe settings and the vaccination program, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

RETURN TO SPORT REACTIVATION LEVEL
UNTIL THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER AT 11.59PM

REGIONAL VICTORIA

ALL AGES: ORANGE-50

GREATER MELBOURNE

ALL AGES: RED-0

Best Regards,

Nick Honey
Basketball Victoria
Chief Executive Officer

Return to Sport – 5 August Update

The Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health, has chosen to enact a snap lockdown for Victoria with these measures staying in effect for 7 days from Thursday 5 August at 8.00pm.

In line with Victorian Government health directives, basketball across Victoria will be placed at the RED-0 REACTIVATION LEVEL as per the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines.

There will be no games for Basketball Victoria-managed leagues, there will be more details to follow in regard to resumption in the coming days.

Basketball Victoria recommends that all basketball fixtures scheduled for Thursday 5 August between now and 8pm be cancelled for the best interest of the community.

As with the most recent lockdown, we will be in close communication with the Department of Health and Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) to ensure indoor basketball can reactivate as quickly as possible following the current restrictions.

We appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this difficult period.

Please review the Return to Sport Guidelines for further information.

For more information about current COVIDSafe settings and the vaccination program, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

RETURN TO SPORT REACTIVATION LEVEL
Thursday 5 August at 8pm for 7 days

VICTORIA

ALL AGES: RED-0

 

FROM MEBA

As advised this afternoon, Victoria will be entering another 7-day lockdown from 8pm Thursday 5th August.

 

As such, all junior competitions for Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Monday 9th August are cancelled.

Please be advised that Basketball Victoria has provided further clarity regarding the Restricted Activity Directives as we make our way out of Lockdown 5.

 

For at least the next 2 weeks, the following restrictions will remain in place for the junior domestic competition:

 

  • Every venue is required to have a COVID Check-In Marshall present.
  • All patrons must sign-in using the QR Code Check In and show their completed check in to the COVID Marshall before entering the court area.
  • Spectators are not permitted.
  • Only ONE (1) parent/guardian is permitted to attend for players under 18 years of age.
  • We ask that you source alternative arrangements for the minding of any siblings etc.
  • Patrons must not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to their game and wait in their car or outside the venue.
  • Patrons must leave immediately after their game.
  • Patrons upon entering the venue must go directly to their court and not walk around the venue (with the exception of going to the bathroom).
  • All players, coaches, referees must wear their mask until they take the court.
  • All parents/guardians must wear their mask at all times (unless a valid exemption is held).
  • Basketball Victoria has advised that anyone with a medical exemption can be asked to provide proof of such and must carry their exemption with them.
  • Only the coach can bring in up to 2 basketballs for warm-up/game us and the basketballs must be cleaned prior to use.

 

As noted by Basketball Victoria in their 27th July release, “Collectively, it is basketballs responsibility to ensure this success is not short lived and that all stakeholders do everything possible to protect the health and safety of the community within the guidelines provided”.

I

’m pleased to advise that in line with today’s announcements by the State Government Community Sport can resume from midnight Tuesday 27th July.

 

As such, we are planning for a return to Junior Domestic Competition this Friday 30th July, Saturday 31st July and Monday 2nd August.

 

Below is the most recent advice from Basketball Victoria in relation to restrictions imposed on community sport.

We will provide further advice following tonight’s release of the Restricted Activity Directives and subsequent BV meeting tomorrow.

 

At this stage we are awaiting BV advice to confirm exact parent capacity numbers at each venue, adhering to the “useable space” as defined by Basketball Victoria below, but will advise as soon as possible.

 

In addition, we will continue to implement the following conditions:

–              Patrons must not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to their match.

–              All patrons must leave immediately after their game.

 

With regard to the public health requirements a reminder that:

–              All entrants must wear their face mask until they take the court.

–              Masks are mandatory. Spectators must wear their face mask at all times (unless a valid medical exemption is held).

–              All entrants must sign-in using the Government’s QR Code and show this to the venue supervisor upon entry.

 

Finally, a reminder that only the coach can bring in 2 basketballs for warm up.

 

Kind Regards,

 

MARK HALLETT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health has enacted a circuit-breaker lockdown for all of Victoria with these measure in effect from Thursday 15th July at 11:59pm until Tuesday 20th July at 11:59pm.

 

In line with this and the update from Basketball Victoria all basketball trainings, programs and competitions will be cancelled during this period.

 

We will continue to provide updates as we make our way through the coming 5 days.

From MEBA
<<< UPDATE >>>
Unfortunately, based on today’s announcements by the Victorian Government, domestic competitions are unable to return as hoped.
Junior Competitions
Therefore we are advising that junior games for this Friday 18th, Saturday 19th are postponed and Monday 21st are cancelled.
Senior Competitions
Senior games from Sunday 20th to Thursday 24th are cancelled.

Return to Sport Update – 9 June

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. 

Unfortunately, there is some confusion with the detail of the restrictions released today, specifically for community indoor sport in Regional Victoria. 

We have been in close communication with Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) and what we do know is: 

  • Metropolitan Melbourne: unfortunately, there is no indoor sport until the next announcement for easing restrictionsOrganised outdoor community sport is permitted for children (those who wish to commit to outdoor games for ages 18 and under), with adults restricted to training only. Outdoor activity is restricted to a maximum of 10 people per group. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.  
  • Regional Victoria: is open for all ages training and competition, however we need further clarity on the number allowed indoors for each venue. 

We will be receiving detailed “Restricted Activity Directions” overnight and will provide a further update tomorrow.  

For more information about current COVIDSafe settings and the vaccination program, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.   

Dear Clubs,

 

The Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health (formerly DHHS) has enacted a circuit-breaker lockdown for all of Victoria with these measure in effect from Thursday 27th May at 11:59pm until Thursday 3 June at 11:59pm.

 

In line with this and the update from Basketball Victoria all basketball trainings, programs and competitions will be suspended during this period.

 

In relation to the MEBA/GEBC Junior Domestic Competitions:

 

  • Games scheduled for Monday 31/05 were for Round 1 of the Regular Season and as such will be cancelled.

 

  • Games scheduled for Friday 28/05 and Saturday 29/05 were the final round of the grading phase for the Winter ’21 season and as such will be rescheduled to the next available dates (hopefully Fri 4/6 and Sat 5/6).

 

We will continue to provide updates as we make our way through the coming 7 days.

 

Kind Regards,

 

MARK HALLETT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

P: 03 9802 6711

E: [email protected]

 

Basketball Victoria COVID-19 Update – Thursday 27 May Dear Lorraine, The Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health (formerly DHHS), has enacted a circuit-breaker lockdown for all of Victoria, with these measures in effect from Thursday 27 May at 11.59pm until Thursday 3 June at 11.59pm. In line with Victorian Government health directives, […]