COVID-19 Statement #4

The CBA has a brief update regarding when we expect to get requirements to be able to start play

This update from the CBA is mainly to update our members on the current time-frames for decisions that affect us and our membership to be made.

The majority of you will have already seen the latest BBNZ update (5 May Update) which detailed the dates of note that are coming up:

  • Friday 8 May – Alert Level 2 Guidelines from Sport New Zealand expected to be released (TBC)
  • Monday 11 May – Government announcement on Alert Level review
  • Thursday 14 May – Government Budget Day
  • Monday 18 May – Information specifically relevant to the Sport and Recreation sector released

Sport NZ has advised all “National Sports Organisations not to develop their own guidelines to help ensure that when official government guidelines are released they are consistent across our sector.

Behind the scenes, the Canterbury Basketball Association has been working closely with Basketball New Zealand, and our contacts at the various venues we use for competition games, identifying how we could implement what we expect the Ministry of Health requirements to be as efficiently as possible.

The exact systems we put into effect will be finalised once we know what these MoH requirements are for a return to play, requirements from all of the venues we will be using for games, as well as what BBNZ requires from us.

The good news with regards to being able to provide contact tracing, is that the CBA are already using a system that can have minimal alterations made to it in order for it to be effective for this purpose. The only change of note for our members when registering to be part of a club/team in 2020, is that they now must enter a primary contact number.

Stay Safe everybody, and we will be in touch once the Sport NZ Guidelines have been released to all sports throughout NZ.


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