COVID-19 CLUB UPDATE

Returning to play in a safe, hygienic and controlled manner is paramount to the club. The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority.

Following the Victorian State Government advice around the return of community sport, Basketball Australia and Basketball Victoria is endorsing a return to club sanctioned small outdoor group training at community level from November 8 2020, provided participants follow the relevant Victorian State Government guidelines and BasketBall Victoria’s COVID-19 guidelines.

The club is working through the guidelines and preparing for a return to training which will be after the November 8 suggested commencement date. The venues, times and all the information regarding Return to Training will be provided as soon as possible to parents. There will be guidelines for players and parents to follow however we will have a designated COVID-19 officer who will attend each training session to ensure we as a club adheres to the restrictions.

 

  • A maximum of 20 (as of November 8) participants (not including a coach and minimum support staff) only allowed per group;

  • Strictly NO physical contact between players;

  • No access to club rooms, change rooms or toilets;

  • Social distancing of 1.5m must be maintained at all times;

  • No spectators (parents/siblings) to group together, stay in your cars;

  • ALL players who attend training sessions must register their attendance;

  • If you or people you have been in contact with are sick DO NOT attend training;

  • Hands and Basketballs to be sanitised regularly.

  • Coaches and Team Managers will be visible at training and will enforce all rules inline with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please reference the guidelines below for returning to training. We will endeavour to update these as new information is released to us.

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Return to Sport Guidelines

Last Updated: November 13 2020

Guidelines:

Sport and exercise can resume if:

  • you keep your distance while performing the activity (at least 1.5 metres apart),

  • you are not doing your activities indoors and they are not competitive (team vs team); and

  • you can do them with a maximum of 10 people.

For the sake of clarity, the Government (DHHS) stipulates that “you can participate in training for all sports, but it must be non-contact, with only 10 people participating at any one time in addition to those people running the training (e.g. coach, manager)”.

Considerations

We suggest that all Clubs, Associations and participant groups consider the following:

  • Please use common sense and be considerate to members of the public

  • (If you’re a club or association) – do you have the ability to properly monitor organised outdoor trainings?

  • Formalised trainings should not be compulsory

  • Follow hygiene and social distancing rules

  • No physical contact.​ No High-5s, handshakes, screens, boxing out, bumping, one on one play etc

Insurance

Please be mindful of the below before conducting outdoor activities:

  • Only Basketball Victoria and Association “sanctioned” training or competition activities are covered by Basketball Victoria’s insurance policy

  • Only registered participants are covered for personal accident insurance

  • Activities must be in line with and adhere to government laws, rules and regulations.

Activities that fail to comply with these requirements may not be covered by insurance under this policy – eg if there are 11 people training, or people are proven to not be social distancing or sanitising their hands etc.

Guidelines as of November 8

From 11:59pm on Sunday 8 November  

Please refer to Basketball Victoria’s Return to Sport Guidelines for further detail 

VICTORIA WIDE 

FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER: 

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

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

FOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER:

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

 

From 11:59pm on Sunday 22 November 

 VICTORIA WIDE 

ALL AGES:  

  • Outdoor (contact or non-contact) Competition and/or Training – ORANGE-50

  • Indoor (contact or non-contact) Competition and/or Training – ORANGE-20* 

 NB: Further clarity to come* 

  • Patron cap of up to 100 people*. 

  • Group size up to 20 people*. 

  • Density quotient of 1 per 4m ²* 

  • Large sporting venues will be able to open with a 25 per–cent venue patron cap, with each space subject to the density quotient*.