Dear SBA Members,
Basketball Victoria wants to reassure you and your association that we are in close consultation with the Victorian Government, VicSport and Basketball Australia, amongst other key stakeholders, and are tightly monitoring the public health situation and any possible impacts regarding COVID-19 (otherwise known as “Coronavirus”).
The following information has been created for association purposes as well as generic information you can use through your internal and external channels to help keep your community informed.
With respect to your domestic fixtures and competitions, we would recommend following the advice of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in regards to holding public sporting events. As of today, there are no recommendations to cancel public sporting events. Basketball Victoria is currently following those recommendations, but it is up to your association as to how you proceed with your own competitions and events.
If you think a member of your association may have the coronavirus please call DHHS to discuss further actions on 1300 651 160. Please also update Basketball Victoria if anything changes within your association, such as if anyone has been self-quarantined or diagnosed, as we want to stay on top of this ongoing situation and keep basketball running as smoothly as possible throughout the next few months.
You can contact our league managers or myself if you have any further questions regarding this update. We will continue to provide information as it comes to hand.
Basketball Victoria CEO
BASKETBALL VICTORIA COVID-19 INFORMATION UPDATE
There is no change to the scheduling of Big V Round 1, commencing this weekend. All games will proceed as normal. This information will be reviewed next week.
There is no change to the scheduling and fixturing of VJBL games and rounds will proceed as normal. This information will be reviewed next week.
ADDITIONAL GENERIC INFORMATION
We understand people’s concerns an d as the situation is constantly evolving, w e will continue to monitor community needs and consult with government and other key stakeholders and make assessments as necessary.
The health and well-being of our participants is our highest priority, but it is important that people remain calm and act on the best health advice available.
In addition, we ask everyone to practise high levels of hygiene health, which are widely considered by health experts to be a key to disease prevention and management.
We ask that the basketball community follow the directions and information on COVID-19, issued by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which can be found at: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
For sport specific advice, please refer to the AIS webpage, dedicated to providing evidence based, real time advice, including travel as well as FAQs relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).