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Return to Sport Update – 22 October

** More updates when Basketball Victoria release, pending 80% vaccination rules from 6pm Friday 29th October **


Within Metropolitan Melbourne, community sport is open for outdoor training only (no competition) with the minimum number of people required for the training. No indoor facilities can be utilised throughout the current  

This will put Metropolitan Melbourne at the following Return to Sport Reactivation Levels as part of the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines according to the vaccination status of participants who are over the age of 16: 



Participants from Metropolitan Melbourne are not allowed to travel to Regional Victoria to participate in basketball training as this is not a permitted reason to travel between Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne. 


We have sought further clarity on vaccination requirements for Phase C (80% double dose – 16 plus) which we hope to have early next week.  

At this stage in Regional Victoria (Phase B – 70% double dose 16 plus) the vaccination requirement is mandatory (as per the Mandatory Vaccination (Worker) Directions) for venue staff, organisation (association or club) staff and volunteer to be able to access an indoor venue – currently only in regional Victoria.  

In addition, to be able to have 30 people per space – as per the Open Premises Directions any patron aged 16 plus must be fully vaccinated or the lower patron limit of 10 applies if vaccination status is not checked at entry. 

The Open Premises table regarding space and patron limits can be found on page 44 of the Open Premises Directions. 



A space – refers to an indoor space which is an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls that are either floor to ceiling high or are at least 2.1 metres high, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are: 

  • permanent or temporary  

  • open or closed 

  • outdoor space means an area, room or premises that is not an indoor space. 




Masks are still mandatory for all patrons over 12 years of age at all times unless medically exempt. Players, coaches and referees are exempt while on court participating in an exertive role. 

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