Dear Coburg Basketball Association
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, indoor basketball competition 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.
From 11:59pm Tuesday 27 October
ORANGE-20 = 10 players maximum per team / 20 players maximum per court space
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.
All associations and clubs will require a COVID Safe Plan they can submit to their local council.
The following links allow easy completion for both venue managers and associations / clubs that hire venues. A completed form sends a PDF via email to the individual who completes it, plus a copy is retained on file at Basketball Victoria.