COVID-19 Update: 15 May 2020
Basketball Queensland welcomes the Queensland Government’s Roadmap to easing Restrictions guidelines, with Stage 1 set to take place from 11:59pm tonight (Friday, 15 May 2020).
The easing of restrictions now means Queenslanders have more opportunities to go outside with gatherings of up to 10 people at any one time, however this does not include the resumption of any organised sporting activities, including training or playing.
At the moment, outdoor, non-contact activity is permitted for families, groups of friends or members of the same household during Stage 1. This means you can shoot some hoops at your local outdoor court provided you are maintaining Social Distancing, but no organised training can take place.
In line with the State Government’s guidelines, organised sporting activities, including basketball training, could resume from 12 June under Stage 2 guidelines, provided a number of safety and social distancing measures are in place.
Basketball Queensland has submitted a draft of our ‘Return to Basketball’ guidelines to the Department of Sport and Rec for approval, ensuring our participants can return to a safe environment and enjoy the game we love as soon as it is safe to do so.
We are expecting further clarification on the resumption of organised sport from the state government within the next week and are working with our Associations to make sure they are up to date with the latest developments as they happen.
Our Associations also had the opportunity to join Basketball Australia’s CEO Jerril Rechter and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Peter Harcourt via video conference for clarity around restrictions and how we can work together as a sport to ensure the health and well-being of our members.
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- Queensland’s Roadmap to easing Restrictions
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Queensland Health
- Australian Government Department of Health