Basketball Victoria have developed Return To Sport Guidelines specific to basketball associations and providers within Victoria in conjunction with Basketball Australia.
The guidelines are designed to provide a framework for reactivating our sport in a safe and suitable manner. In formulating these guidelines, Basketball Victoria aims to provide our members with clarity about what and how basketball activities can resume depending upon the different levels of restriction likely to be imposed by state and federal governments during the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The primary intention of these guidelines is to restrict the number of people within stadiums at any one time to reduce the chances of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. The guidelines differ according to the number of courts per stadium and the level of restrictions imposed by the state and federal governments. They should be viewed as the minimum requirements for a return to sport and, it should be noted that, Basketball Victoria encourages all members to minimise attendance of non-participating persons where possible.
There are five reactivation levels specific to the return of individual activities. These levels are coded to reflect the maximum number of participants allowed, with RED-0 signifying the highest level of restriction as provided by Government Restrictions, the classification of the AIS and Basketball Australia. It is possible that, with the winding back of government restrictions, reactivation levels will be altered to be consistent with the advice from government at the time. Basketball Victoria will list the current reactivation level for each type of activity on our website for members to reference as needed.
At the moment, we sit at RED-10 for Outdoor Training Only. We believe further State Government announcements are planned for May 31 which hopefully will assist further in our return to basketball objectives.
For more information on these Basketball Victoria guidelines click here. Please feel free to contact DBA CEO Stephen Walter via email or call 0400 966 829 if you have any additional questions about the current COVID-19 situation and how it affects Dandenong Basketball.