We want to reassure the Basketball Victoria community that we are in close consultation with the Victorian Government, VicSport and Basketball Australia, among other key stakeholders, and are tightly monitoring the public health situation and any possible impacts regarding COVID-19 (otherwise known as “coronavirus”).
As of Tuesday 10 March 2020, all scheduled Basketball Victoria events and fixtures – such as this weekend’s Country Championships in Ballarat, VJBL game nights and the upcoming first round of Big V – will go ahead as scheduled.
We understand our communities concerns and we will continue to monitor community needs and consult with government and other key stakeholders and make assessments as necessary. The health and well-being of our participants is our highest priority, but it is important that people remain calm and act on the best health advice available.
In regards to domestic fixtures, please keep in contact with your association to stay on top of information as it arises. In addition, we ask everyone to practise high levels of hygiene health which are widely considered by health experts to be a key to disease prevention and management.
We ask that the basketball community follow the directions and information on COVID-19, issued by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) which can be found at: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
For sport specific advice, please refer to the AIS webpage, dedicated to providing evidence based, real time advice, including travel as well as FAQs relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We will continue to provide information as it comes to hand.