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Current 11:15 am 18 March 2020
Dear Rip City Members,
We have had three significant updates today with regards to Rip City basketball activity around current COVID-19 risks.
We have received advice that USC Stadium will be closed to user groups effective midnight 22 March through the end of April, to be reviewed mid-April based on recommendations to the University related to limiting the spread of COVID-19
The recent COVID-19 update from the Commonwealth Government has placed a restriction on any non-essential gatherings indoors over 100 people.
Basketball Queensland has issued a press release including the recommendation that all basketball activities across the state are suspended until further notice to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our members. The BQ release also notifies that BQJBC U16, U18, and U21 finals have been cancelled, BQJBC U12 and U14 have been suspended until 15 May (to be reviewed 15 April), U16 State Champs have been postponed to 19-22 June (to be reviewed mid-May), all SPP and NPP programs are suspended until further notice, and the start of NBL1 and QSL have been delayed to 15 May with a revised draw (to be reviewed 9 April). See the full BQ press release here
Based on the above advice and current developments around the risks of COVID-19 spread, Rip City Basketball will SUSPEND ALL BASKETBALL ACTIVITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
While the situation remains very dynamic, we anticipate this suspension of activity to continue through the end of April, with the next significant update expected in mid-April. The Committee will continue to monitor the situation and updates provided and keep our members informed as best as we can through the newsletter mailing list, Facebook and the website. While the best interests for the health and wellbeing of our members, their families, our association partners, and the broader Sunshine Coast community remain the top priority we will work to get basketball activities back up and running as soon as it is safe and reasonable to do so.