FIBA Reveals Guidelines for Resumption of Basketball
International Basketball Federation, FIBA, has published recommendations on returning to basketball, with new guidelines for National Federations, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guidelines were developed by FIBA Medical Commission Chairman, Dr Peter Harcourt following his consultation with the FIBA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, MAG, and also both the FIBA Medical and Players Commissions.
To this end, a Basketball-Specific Risk Assessment Tool has also been produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization, WHO.
FIBA’s guidelines are primarily for National Federations that are seeking direction and advice on the restart of basketball activities and competitions, with the vast majority around the world having been halted in mid-March due to the pandemic.
The guidelines and risk assessment tool will serve as a checklist to ensure any decisions on basketball events are based on an assessment of risks and the best chance of a successful restart.
This publication is not intended to replace the guidelines and restrictions of governments and public health authorities. The risk assessment tool is a live document and will be updated regularly.