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, […]

Last week the Victorian Government announced further easing of restrictions to increase capacity for community
sport and seated events. Under the new restriction’s community sports facilities can operate subject to a density limit
of 1 person per 2 sqm. As such our venues will now be allowing all spectators to attend, subject to the capacity
restrictions. We ask that you remain considerate of all families attending when bringing along extra supporters.

To assist with managing these increased number of people within the venue (particular during game changeover) we
will continue to ask families not arrive for their game until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

We are also please to advise that from the start of the Winter ’21 season players will again be permitted to bring a
basketball with them to games. Please ensure any basketball brought to the facility is cleaned with a disinfectant wipe
or with Glen20 spray prior to arrival.

Finally, all patrons are reminded to use the QR Sign-In Code upon entry.

Return to Sport – 26 February Update

Dear Lorraine,

We are pleased to see further easing of COVID-19 restrictions as announced today Friday February 26 by the Victorian Government and Department of Health.

The main change for basketball in Victoria is the restrictions regarding mask wearing.

MASKS
From 11.59pm Friday February 26 – The change is:

Masks are not required during games for Players, Referees & Coaches while on court.

Masks are recommended for all patrons aged 12 years or older, when social distancing cannot be maintained, unless medically exempt.  

Please see full details in our Return to Sport Guidelines (Version 11 / February 26).

Venue density limits still apply, patrons need to maintain social distancing where possible and continue to follow hygiene practices, eg signage must state the number of people permitted inside, wipes and disinfectant must be supplied for use by patrons, record keeping is required and venues with capacity of greater than 500 patrons must publish a COVIDSafe Plan online.

RETURN TO SPORT REACTIVATION STATUS – From Friday 26 FEBRUARY AT 11.59pm

ALL AGES: COVID-Safe

For an explanation on COVID-Safeclick here for our updated Return to Sport Guidelines.

In addition, this information is on our website and will be distributed via social media from 4pm today.

Best Regards,

Nick Honey
Basketball Victoria
CEO

Thank you to everyone for all the hard work you’ve done to get us ready for a return to play this Saturday, we’re almost there!

 

Before the first games tip-off, we wanted to provide one last update/reminder of changes for you to send out to your club members.

 

  • We are currently operating under the Basketball Victoria COVID-Safe Level (Formerly Green-100).

 

  • Matches will run on their usual 45-minute schedule with 18-minute halves. There will be no gap between games.
    • As there are no gaps between games all patrons are instructed to leave the venue immediately following their game.

 

  • We are currently working on the 1 person per 4sqm rule regarding capacity, however Basketball Victoria have advised that associations should limit the number of spectators to 40 per court which we will follow.
    • This means that immediate family can attend but we are asking extended family/friends etc to refrain from attending until further notice.

 

  • All patrons are to ensure they maintain social distancing where possible.

 

  • All patrons must carry a mask. It is strongly recommended that you wear your mask whenever you cannot keep 1.5m distance from others.

 

  • We are now using COVID-Comply as our QR Code software which all patrons will need to use to mark their attendance at the venue. After details are entered the first time you can save your details to make it easier for subsequent visits.

 

  • Team Managers: If you haven’t signed up to Teammo please do so as soon as possible and make payment for your team sheet fee prior to Saturday. We will have door staff present at all venues to assist if required.

 

  • Any club/team that needs to give a walkover must process this through Teammo (even those clubs pre-paying via invoice).

 

  • A reminder that the competition is no longer providing match balls. The coach of each team is permitted to bring 2 balls in for warm up and a match ball selected from these. Players are no longer permitted to bring in their own ball.

 

  • The canteen at Nunawading Stadium will be open, with EFTPOS facilities the preferred payment method.

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 11.59pm, 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.