BasketballSUSSEX
COVID-19

BasketballSUSSEX are following the advice, guidance, and procedures of Basketball England in regards to our response to the current COVID-10/Coronavirus situation and any "return to play" (RTP) procedures...

www.basketballengland.co.uk/safeguarding/return-to-play-guidance

Game Day Procedures: www.basketballengland.co.uk/media/12701/return-to-play-game-day-guidance.pdf

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DISCLAIMER!

BasketballSUSSEX is doing everything we reasonably can to ensure our member clubs are kept informed of developments in the Basketball England “return to play” advice and guidance. Information is changing frequently and we therefore cannot accept any responsibility for any inaccuracies in our information. Clubs and members are asked to regularly check the Basketball England website for the very latest information.


IMPORTANT!

We are asking clubs to provide BasketballSUSSEX with details of their COVID-19 Officers so that we can contact them if necessary. Please complete our online form: BasketballSUSSEX COVID-19 Officer form

Basketball England are asking all clubs to complete their online RTP declaration form.


Previous updates...

15 October - Basketball England have provided an update following the introduction of the governments three-tier approach... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/return-to-play-update-what-government-s-new-covid-19-tiers-mean-for-basketball

2 October - Basketball England have released "game day" advice and guidance... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/return-to-play-national-league-and-other-competition-updates-game-day-guidance

26 September - Basketball England have issued an FAQ covering the "rule of 6"... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/rule-of-six-faqs-on-how-the-new-government-rules-affect-basketball

23 September - Basketball England have provided guidance on what basketball can, and cannot, take place following the Government changes announced 22 September... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/covid-19-basketball-england-statement-on-government-update 

24 August - Basketball England have updated their RTP guidance document (.pdf) to state that, at Level 2, you can have up to 30 individuals on a court (was in a venue). YouTube videos have also been added to the RTP resources page... www.basketballengland.co.uk/safeguarding/return-to-play-resources

3 August - Basketball England have updated their RTP guidance document (.pdf) with important changes and the addition of the 6 week pre-season guidance & Appendix 8, RTP breach protocol and sanctions. BasketballSUSSEX has emailed our member clubs with a summary of the changes.

31 July - Basketball England Level 2 news... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/return-to-play-level-2-what-does-it-mean

27 July - Basketball England have announced they are moving to Level 2 of the RTP plan with effect Monday 3 August... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/basketball-england-given-the-green-light-to-progress-return-to-play-plans

13 July - Basketball England have updated the Return to Play Guidance PDF to include Level 2 information and a risk assessment template. The FAQs page has also been updated.

9 July - Basketball England update from Government statement that Gyms & Sports Centres can open from 25 July... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/covid-19-update-new-government-measures-give-basketball-a-boost

4 June - Basketball England announce Return to Play Guidance... www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/basketball-england-launch-return-to-play-guidance

6 April - BasketballSUSSEX has used the same Basketball England procedures to close-down our 2019/20 season. This has allowed us to conclude the season and still determine our competition League Winner & Runner-up teams, which is now published on our website and social media channels.

A copy of our close-down report has been issued to clubs and is also available on our website... BasketballSUSSEX 2019/20 season close-down report

27 March - Basketball England have now published their 2019/20 NBL season close-down league positions and information...

www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/basketball-england-announce-conclusion-of-201920-nbl-season

Their FAQs explain how they have calculated final placings and BasketballSUSSEX are now reviewing this to determine how this works for our own competitions. Our League Republic website will  have all seasons hidden whilst we do this as changes are in "real time" and we do not want anyone making assumptions as to our Final League Winner and Runner-up positions until it's all confirmed and double-checked. There are 145 games to update, which will take some time.

We are aiming to have everything published by Thursday 9th April - 2 weeks from now. This also allows time for the Management Committee to discuss and agree everything, including considerations for next season.

17 March - Basketball England has cancelled all affiliated basketball activity for the remainder of the 2019/20 season...

www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/coronavirus-basketball-england-cancel-basketball-activity-for-remainder-of-201920-season

BasketballSUSSEX await BE's advice regarding their policy on how final NBL tables will be concluded before making any decision for our own competitions. All League Republic fixtures are being marked "postponed" for now. Our Finals event scheduled for 16th & 17th May will need to be cancelled; it is unknown what alternative options may be available at this time.

13 March - Basketball England have suspended all basketball games and activities with effect 9am 14/03/20 for 2 weeks - this includes affiliated leagues like BasketballSUSSEX. Clubs have been notified and League Republic updated to show all games "postponed" during the specified time frame.

www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/coronavirus-basketball-england-to-suspend-all-basketball-activity-for-two-weeks

www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/coronavirus-info-advice-and-basketball-england-stance

10 March - The Management Committee met this evening and discussed the different options and measures we may need to take as the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation develops. For now, we are following Basketball England advice and continuing with our competitions, Play-offs & Cup Semi-finals, and Finals event as normal. Should the need arise, the Management Committee have agreed that certain league rules will need to be relaxed, and schedule dates changed - we will announce these changes when necessary and keep this page updated + post information on our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Page last updated: 15/10/20

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