Update Monday December 7
Following the latest updates from Dan Andrews and the Victorian Government, Basketball Victoria have updated their Guidelines as we head to a Covid Safe Summer. Here are the key changes:
Basketball associations and clubs can operate under the COVID-Safe (previously known as Green-100) category of Basketball Victoria’s Return to Sport Guidelines, subject to the following:
Activities permitted at this level must follow a 1 person per 4 square metre density quotient, social distancing rules apply.
Signage must state the number of people permitted inside
Wipes, sanitiser / disinfectant must be supplied for use by patrons
Venues with capacity of greater than 500 patrons must publish a COVID-Safe Plan online.
Face masks are not required for players, referees and coaches during games.
Masks are recommended for all others in attendance.
This means that Knox Basketball will now be allowed up to 150 people per court, relaxing spectator limits for both Senior and Junior Domestic Basketball.
EVERYONE who enters any stadium must check in. That means participants, family of participants, staff/ volunteers and coaches.
You can check in via the following links OR via the QR Code’s near stadium entry points.
Please check in no earlier than 5 minutes before entering the venue, and if you check in before the venue make sure you do not close the confirmation page until you show KBI staff.
The whole family can be checked in on one form.
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE UNLESS YOU SHOW THE COMPLETED FORM UPON ENTERING. DO NOT CLOSE THE PAGE UNTIL YOU WALK IN.
External Venue: bit.ly/kbicheckin
External venue’s are any venue not SBC or Knox Basketball Stadium.
For an explanation on all new FIBA rules in place this season, watch this video.
UPDATE Tuesday 24 November
Following the latest updates from Daniel Andrews and an updated ‘Last Step’ of restrictions, Basketball Victoria have released their Return to Sport Guidelines. Knox Basketball has been busy applying these guidelines to our stadiums and competitions.
To make it easy for all our players, we have put together a quick Player Guidelines document. It is important that all families take the time to read through this and understand the directions.
Here is some additional information on our return to the courts:
- All junior domestic games will have an extra “referees timeout” per half to ease our kids into game day fitness (allowing ample rest periods)
- KBI Cleaners will be cleaning and sanitising vigorously during the day and evenings
- Our main focus will be adhering to State Government restrictions and offering a safe environment for our members
While we’ve all been away from hoops, there’s been an upgrade to our scoring system. It’s a much easier system to use. Check out this video below for a quick demonstration.
UPDATE Sunday 22 November
Following the latest updates from Daniel Andrews and an updated ‘Last Step’ of restrictions, Knox Basketball is excited to confirm that we are still planning to commence both junior and senior domestic basketball from Saturday the 28th of November.
See below the key section from the updated framework in relation to community sport:
LAST STEP FROM 11:59PM ON 22 NOVEMBER STATEWIDE
- Indoor physical recreation and community sport, contact or non-contact: Cap of 150 patrons with group limit of 20, subject to density quotient
- Large multipurpose sporting facilities (e.g. Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre, YMCAs, large basketball stadiums, and large swimming pool complexes):
- Total venue cap of 25 per cent capacity, subject to the density quotient of 1 per 4sqm for each space. No separate patron limit.
- For classes a group limit applies of 20 participants indoors and a group limit of 50 participants outdoors.
- Persons necessary to conduct classes (such as the person running a class) excluded from this limit.
Knox Basketball will be in contact with all members no later than Tuesday 24 November with updated player guidelines. These guidelines will outline everything you need to know around spectator and player safety, as well as density and timing limits.
We will be in constant communication with both Local Government and Basketball Victoria to ensure that the return can be as smooth and safe as possible.
Knox Basketball is aiming to commence our Domestic Competition’s from Saturday the 28th of November. This is based on the current Victorian Government guidelines after the next step of easing restrictions is taken. If this situation changes, we will be in contact immediately.
At this stage, we are only waiting on confirmation on the number of spectators allowed in to stadiums, which the Government will announce this weekend.
Your domestic clubs should have reached out to you already, or will do so quickly, and we ask that you please register with your club and through PlayHQ as soon as possible, so your club and our competition staff can begin planning and creating fixtures.
- We will aim to have fixtures released as soon as possible, but it should be no later than Wednesday 25 November.
- All games will have a 1 hour window to allow sanitisation of score benches, basketballs, laptops and player bench areas between games.
- There will also be a mandatory timeout per half (similar to our heat policy) to help alleviate any concerns with injuries that may arise.
Knox Basketball won’t be charging clubs any fees until 2021, all we ask for now is that everyone is is registered in PlayHQ.
If you registered your team for our 2020 Winter Season that did not go ahead due to COVID-19, your team registration has automatically transferred to the new Summer 2021 Season. The only thing you need to do is ensure the players in your team have registered and paid their BV Annual Participant License.
In order to release fixtures in a timely manner, we ask teams to register as soon as possible for the new season so we do not have to delay fixtures. We understand the timeframe is short, but hopefully everyone can at least register their team (players can pay their BV Participant License fee right up to the day of Round 1).
All Senior Domestic Team Delegates have information on how to register your team for Knox Basketball’s Senior Domestic Competition. Click here to do so through PlayHQ.
Although we are still waiting on confirmation from the Victorian Government around spectator limits, there are a number of guidelines already in place to keep all our members as safe as possible throughout our stadiums.