The Canadian Basketball Officials Commission (CBOC) has developed and released the Canada Basketball / CBOC Return to Officiating Guidelines. The documents are now available on Game Plan, in both ENGLISH and FRENCH.

CBOC will host a webinar on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM Manitoba time to review the CB / CBOC Return to Officiating Guidelines. Mike Thomson, Manager, Officials Development will host a 45-minute session on Return to Officiating Guidelines. Register in advance for the webinar by visiting:

Canada Basketball, in collaboration with Wheelchair Basketball Canada, has published “Back to Basketball”, a multi-phase guide to the safe resumption of basketball in Canada. The current version can be found on the Canada Basketball website.  Manitoba is currently in Phase 2 of the Return to Basketball Plan.

View Canada Basketball Return to Basketball Plan

View Basketball Manitoba Return to Basketball Plan

The CB / CBOC Return to Officiating Guidelines is a companion document that is intended to address the safe return of and requirements for referees participation in basketball games. The document will be monitored and updated as things progress towards “Phase 5 – Return to Competition”. It is acknowledged that each province and territory will have its own guidelines and protocols for returning to the basketball court. The CB / CBOC Return to Officiating Guidelines should be considered complimentary.

The document contains information to guide referees in preparing to officiate, preparing at home to officiate, arrival at the facility, the game and after the game. The webinar will review these matters, as well as an opportunity to answer your questions.

If there are any questions on any of this, please email
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