Return to Play Update

by kdr

All BCBOA Officials- Please see this important message from BCBOA President John McFarland

June 3, 2020

Dear Basketball Referees,

I am writing this note to keep all BCBOA members in the loop as we work through the COVID-
19 situation. In the news lately, we are hearing of some sports discussing a “return to play”.
Return to play is not the actual competition but instead allowing some sports to safely, start
training. Canada Basketball has formed a Task Force to look at how basketball can safely return
once the Provincial Health Authorities have given their permissions.

You will be seeing some information on athletes gradually returning to training BUT this
does not mean that actual competitions have been approved.  In British Columbia, we will ensure
that we will follow all of the Public Health guidelines to ensure the safety and security of all

The Task Force states that: "Our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of all players,
coaches, officials, support staff, volunteers, spectators and everyone else returning to our
cherished game, while preventing the spread of COVID-19, both on and off-the-court. This guide
will provide relevant information for our Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations(PTSO)
members, sport partners and broader basketball community to safely resume basketball activities.
 In addition, the guide will utilize public gathering restrictions, social distancing and travel
restrictions as outlined by local, provincial/territorial and federal guidelines, to determine the
appropriate stages for the resumption of play."

Stay well.

John McFarland
President, BCBOA