Return to Sport – Outdoor Activity
- outdoor gatherings being permitted with up to 10 people
- indoor gatherings at home are permitted, with 5 visitors able to visit the normal residents of a household
- the ability to leave the house for exercise will be expanded to include outdoor recreational activities.
- for weddings 10 guests are allowed, plus the couple and the celebrant
- for funerals, 20 people will be allowed at an indoor ceremony and 30 people at an outside ceremony. This is in addition to the minimum people required to conduct the funeral
- religious gatherings and ceremonies will be permitted with up to 10 people, plus those required to perform the ceremony
We appreciate the announcement doesn’t allow for the use of indoor venues, however, we will continue to work with government to institute the appropriate guidelines that will see a return to indoor basketball at some stage in the very near future.
BV remains committed to the safe and viable return to sport for all participants, domestic and elite. Our primary objective remains the return of grass-roots basketball and domestic competitions.
While we anticipate the resumption of the VJBL will be similar to that of domestic basketball, our senior elite leagues (Big V, NBL1 and CBL) will be evaluated once the sport has a confirmed resumption date. The delayed start may mean the need for senior elite leagues to run much later into the year than normal, we are considering all options and formats for senior elite leagues in 2020.
We will continue to provide regular updates when we are informed of the next steps in the return to sport.
With the 128-team tournament, featuring participants from the VJBL VC Divisions, Country Championships and interstate, due to take place over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (6-8 June 2020), Basketball Victoria looked at various options and future dates but have made the difficult decision to cancel the event and look forward to planning a greater event in 2021.
“We don’t take this decision lightly and have waited as long as possible to make a decision surrounding the National Junior Classic,” VJBL General Manager John Hilton said. “Seeing the best of Victorian and Australian club talent come to Melbourne each June for the National Junior Classic is a highlight on the calendar and one we will unfortunately not get to showcase in 2020.
“With interstate travel requirements preventing most travel between states, it would preclude the ability of our interstate teams to participate.
“This coupled with the current conditions surrounding the return to indoor sports, it is logistically impossible to host the National Junior Classic to a sufficient standard this year. We look forward to seeing this event return in 2021 as well as seeing the VJBL return as soon as possible to complete the 2020 Championship season.”
Please visit the Basketball Victoria website – www.basketballvictoria.com.au/covid-19/ – for more up-to-date information.