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Basketball Victoria suspends all programs/events/leagues

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Basketball SA:

UPDATE | At a press conference held at 2:30pm on Friday March 13, 2020, the Federal Government have asked all organisations to suspend all gatherings of 500 people or more, and therefore Basketball South Australia have suspended all senior and district basketball games to be played tonight (13/03/20) and tomorrow morning (14/03/20) and until further notice.

Due to the high level of uncertainty around COVID-19 and it's impact, Basketball South Australia will continue to work closely with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the safety of our members and their families.

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What about other states?

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Ask them. NBL clearly is going ahead.

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BWA Grading comps this weekend cancelled.

SBL and domestic continuing (for now). However Willetton Tigers association have cancelled their domestic for this weekend.

"As of 2.30pm today March 13, 2020 Willetton Basketball has made the informed decision to close the stadium doors to all games, trainings and events for this weekend. The stadium will be closed all day Saturday and Sunday. Tonight's Friday games will go ahead as the traffic through the stadium is considerably less."

I expect both will provide further/updated advice next week.

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Jnr Country WJL round scheduled to be played at Bathurst 14/15 March 2020 has been cancelled.

Jnr metro 2020 season starts Sunday. At this stage BNSW will allow these matches to go ahead with restrictions regarding numbers of attendees, no shaking of hands etc

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Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2020

Dear Australian basketball community,

Based on the press conference and communication by the Prime Minister and Premiers this afternoon, the Government is taking a "step change" approach to the situation based on expert medical advice and as of Monday there will be restrictions regarding gatherings of 500 people or more and non-essential overseas travel.

Despite the Government recommendation not being actionable until Monday, based on discussion with our Chief Medical Officer, the Board of Basketball Australia wishes to take a more proactive approach in protecting the health and wellbeing of the players and the families of our basketball community.

As such, Basketball Australia strongly recommends competitions around Australia do not proceed as of 7.00am Saturday 14 March 2020, and that this position is maintained until further notice.

If you decide that your competition should proceed then Basketball Australia recommends that the following restrictions should apply:

Only support personal and parents should attend any games
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms or believe they may have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus should not attend
People over the age of 50 should reconsider attending games
Visible signage should be displayed before entry and throughout the venue notifying patrons of potential risks
All venues should have hand sanitiser and/or wipes upon entrance and exit readily available and accessible for patrons adequate to meet the demand of the crowd
These non-essential events should have no more than 500 people in attendance.
Basketball Australia has formed a Steering Group which includes medical experts to oversee the rapidly changing environment. This group will engage with all stakeholders to ensure appropriate engagement across the whole of sport.

Please note the 2020 Australian Under-18 Championships is also under review.

The virus and potential implications are changing constantly, will be monitored and acted upon accordingly, and we will keep you updated as new information comes to hand.

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Yet true of the lack of vocal Pro active leadership in NSW continues to be lacking.

"And the show must go on"

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