Return to Play Roadmap Update – Level 2

Last night (Mon 27th July 2020) Basketball England were given the green light to progress the Return To Play plans to Level 2 from Monday 3rd August.

This is a really positive step with regards to getting back towards Level 0, which will means all restrictions lifted. The Road Map levels are as shown further below.

The importance of Level 2 is that it allows for indoor courts to be used.

We will have to look at what we need to do in the coming weeks and will announce things when we are able to with regards to what is going to run and when.

Corona Virus Update – Return to Play Roadmap

Basketball England (BE) has produced a Return To Play guidance.

As the Government starts to ease social distancing measures, it has been compiled with the input of all departments at Basketball England, including the Sports Science and Medicine Team, led by Chief Medical Officer Dr Dane Vishnubala. 

BE has consulted with members, clubs, stakeholders, other sports, higher education institutions, research sectors and Sport England in order to plot a phased, flexible way forward for the sport based on an agile response to the developing Government advice.  

The guidance features levels from five down to zero, which align with Government’s social distancing rules.

We have moved into Level Three, with Level Zero being a full return to unrestricted basketball in England, when that is possible. 

The Roadmap levels are as shown below:

Camp 2020 – Cancellation

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, it is with great sadness that we have taken a decision to cancel this year’s Summer Camp.

Corona Virus Update – Basketball suspended until further notice

Following on from the initial announcement by Basketball England to suspend basketball activities for 2 weeks. Last week they made an updated announcement that basketball activities will be suspended until further notice.

In light of this and also the recent government announcements to close schools, gyms and Leisure Centres along with pubs etc.

This means that there will be no sessions for quite a few months. We will advise as and when we can about any updates.

As well as no sessions the following will be impacted:

  • U17 CVL (29th March) – OFF
  • U11 JCVL (17th May) – OFF
  • Club Presentation Evening (6th June) – likely to be off and maybe re-scheduled
  • Team registrations (14th June) for next season – delay to when we have a better idea of things

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These are unprecedented times and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister last night (23rd March).

We urge all club members to please follow government guidelines – Be Safe, Stay at home, unless it is for the reasons advised by the government.

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HAWKS PARTICIPANTS (TEAM AND NON-TEAM)/PARENTS – In the event that anyone has the symptoms of the virus then please follow the procedure given in the initial post about suspending basketball activities for 2 weeks.