BV: RETURN TO SPORT UPDATES FOR PARTICIPANTS

BV: RETURN TO SPORT UPDATES FOR PARTICIPANTS

Return to Sport Update – as of Tuesday 27 October 

Return to Basketball and Current Restrictions 

The announcement on Monday 26 October by the Victorian Government is good news for a step towards a COVID-Normal life for Victorians and some easing of restrictions for basketball across Victoria.

Unfortunately, due to basketball being classified as an indoor and “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 competition indoors is still subject to being part of the Last Step of the COVID Roadmap.

Please refer to the Metropolitan Melbourne Roadmap here and the Regional Victoria Roadmap here for further information. The Basketball Victoria’s Return to Sport Guidelines and the One Page summary has been updated for specific basketball re-activation.

Please note: ‘non-contact’ means a sport capable of being played with a distance of 1.5m – basketball competition is classified as a ‘contact’ sport.

RESTRICTIONS:

From 11:59pm Tuesday 27 October

Metropolitan Melbourne

FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER:

ORANGE-20 – Outdoor (contact) Competition and/or Training

ORANGE-20 = 10 players maximum per team / 20 players maximum per court space

Note:

  • Coaches, Officials, Team Managers and Scorers are in addition to the 20 players per court
  • Each child is limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where the child requires parental supervision.

FOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER:

RED-10 – Outdoor (non-contact) training only

 

Regional Victoria

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

 

From 11:59pm Sunday 8 November

VICTORIA WIDE

FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER:

ORANGE-20 – Outdoor (contact) Competition and/or Training

ORANGE-20 – Indoor (non-contact) training only

 

FOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER:

RED-10 – Outdoor (non-contact) training only

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