COVID Update – June 10

As noted yesterday, the Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health, has further eased restrictions from the circuit-breaker lockdown for Greater Melbourne and Regional Victoria, with these measures starting from Thursday 10 June at 11.59pm. 

We have received some further information from Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) today but are yet to receive updated Restricted Activity Directions (RADs) via the Department of Health which are now due tomorrow.

Therefore, in regard to the current proposed restrictions, at this stage the following applies for all basketball training, competition or activity until Thursday 17 June at 11.59pm:

Metropolitan Melbourne 

  • Indoor training, competition or activity is not permitted until further advised. 
  • Outdoor activity is allowed but is restricted to a maximum of 10 people per group. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • Organised outdoor community sport is permitted for children (those who wish to commit to outdoor games for ages 18 and under), with adults restricted to outdoor training only.

Regional Victoria 

  • Indoor training, competition or activity is permitted for all ages – however with venue caps and restrictions. 
  • A maximum of 50 people indoors at any one time in the venue (limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity). This has been clarified as per venue not per court unfortunately. 
  • Group size is limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm.
  • Cannot travel into metropolitan Melbourne for community sport.

We will continue to lobby on behalf of basketball and liaise with SRV for further easing of restrictions in the near future when practical and safe to do so.

Masks
Masks are currently mandatory for all patrons over 12 years of age at all times indoors (state-wide) and outdoors (in Greater Melbourne only) unless medically exempt.
Players, coaches and referees are exempt while on court participating in an exertive role, however, must be worn while not playing and on entry and exit of stadium.

With the Victorian Government announcing that further restrictions could be eased late next week, we will have additional information to release at that stage.

For more information about current COVIDSafe settings and the vaccination program, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Floods 
We would also like to offer our thoughts and support to those communities affected by the recent weather and floods, with a number of major flood and evacuation orders in the last 24hrs and some stadiums used as evacuation centres eg Traralgon. Please stay up to date with warnings and advice via the Vic Emergency website or App.

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