FDBA UPDATE: COVID-19

FDBA UPDATE: COVID-19

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Dear Members,

The FDBA would like to reassure our members and basketball community that we are in close consultation with the Victorian Government, VicSport, Department of Health and Services, Basketball Victoria 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”).

In a statement from Basketball Victoria on Thursday 12 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.

The FDBA understand the concerns in our community and we are consulting with all of our stakeholders and monitoring and assessing the situation daily.

The health and well-being of our participants is our highest priority. At this stage the domestic competitions will go ahead until further advised. It is important that people remain calm and act on the best health advice available. We have installed hand sanitisers at Frankston Basketball Stadium and encourage their use.

Here are the most relevant, informative and up to date links that you can go to in order to read more information.

We ask that our members 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 expect that all FDBA members will be keeping themselves abreast of the current health updates from the Government and act accordingly.

We will continue to provide information as it comes to hand.

Kind regards,

FDBA

BASKETBALL VICTORIA STATEMENTS

The following is a statement from Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey regarding COVID-19.

12/3/2020- Update

If a person is supposed to be in self-isolation/quarantine because of the existence of COVID-19 in a workplace, school or elsewhere, our advice is that the individual must not participate in basketball activities, whether or not they have any symptoms, until the isolation period has expired. Playing or attending basketball does not constitute isolation.

The situation is being closely monitored and as of today, Thursday 12 March, Big V, VJBL and the Country Championships will go ahead as scheduled for this weekend (Friday 13 March – Sunday 15 March).

For any specific enquires please contact League Managers or Country Championship event organisers.

10/3/2020 

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. 

Nick Honey 

Basketball Victoria CEO