Nhamo ShireCEO, LSB
"I know the latest lockdown announcement is not what any of our players, parents, coaches, and clubs wanted to hear right now, especially as we have all returned so successfully to coaching sessions across the city. But it's important for us all to understand we are all in this together and will all come through it together if we make the right plays at the right time. The government has the ultimate playbook on how we beat corona and have advised that a four-week pause on basketball in public spaces is the right thing to do to allow us to get back out onto court sooner rather than later. We've all got to play our role in doing what we can to restrict the spread of this virus and support one another as we go. We hope to be back on court, in line with government advice in early December."
Stewart KellettCEO, Basketball England
“Although this announcement and the temporary halt to the sport is disappointing and frustrating, we must all continue to play our part to follow the Government’s ruling and help the country get the virus under control. The health, safety, and well-being of our members and the wider basketball community remains our priority, so it is extremely important clubs, players, coaches, officials, officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the Government’s new national restrictions during this period. We will continue to talk to DCMS and hope to be able to resume activity as soon as the Government says that is possible.”