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Why have all basketball activities been suspended in Queensland?
The decision made by Basketball Queensland (BQ) to suspend all basketball activities across the state was made in consultation with associations and based on government advice to limit the spread of COVID-19.
We have a duty of care to all our members, from players to volunteers, and as the State governing body it’s important that we factor the health and wellbeing of our participants into every decision we make.
Since this decision came into effect, the Federal and State governments have announced further suspensions on non-essential gatherings and moved to temporarily close all indoor sporting venues across the country as of 12pm, Monday 23 March.
What does the suspension of basketball activities apply to?
The suspension of all basketball activities includes training sessions, games, programs, coach and referee courses, tournaments and all other basketball activities.
When will basketball activities resume?
There is no certain date that basketball activities will resume in Queensland. BQ has scheduled several check ins with members and associations over the next two months to ensure that activities resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
The Federal and State governments suspension of non-essential gatherings is initially in effect for four weeks (from 23 March 2020). The government will look to review the status of indoor sports venues in a months’ time.
Can my association/club continue training?
No, the suspension of all basketball activities includes training sessions.
Does this mean basketball is cancelled for 2020?
No, the suspension of all basketball activities is temporary. We will be working with Basketball Australia, members and associations, and government departments to ensure that all basketball activities resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
Where possible, fixtures will be amended to ensure participants have a full season of basketball available.
The NBL1 North season has been cancelled, does this mean that junior competitions will be cancelled as well?
Due to the nature of the NBL1 set up across the country and costs to clubs involved, the NBL in conjunction with BQ, Basketball Victoria and Basketball South Australia needed to make an early decision on the 2020 season based on current COVID-19 restrictions.
This also allows clubs to focus on re-establishing grassroots and representative teams as a matter of priority when the time is right.
BQ will continue to regularly review junior competitions with associations and clubs, with a view to restoring competitions as soon as it is safe to do so.
Am I entitled to a refund given the suspension of basketball activities?
The suspension of basketball activities is a temporary measure. Once it is safe to return to playing basketball, all basketball activities will resume. If you are seeking a refund for any reason, you should first consult with your association.
If you were registered with BQ at the time that competition was suspended and your registration expiry date was more than 14 day from the suspension date, be assured that BQ will work with your association so that your registration expiry date will be extended for the duration that competition was suspended.