Basketball Manitoba has been receiving a number of inquires about access to outdoor basketball courts in Manitoba. The current Manitoba Public Health orders released on March 5, 2021 states...
MANITOBA PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #13
13(1) Outdoor sporting facilities may open, subject to the requirements of this section.
13(2) Persons must not engage in outdoor sporting activities as part of a group of more than 10 persons, unless all persons in the group reside in the same private residence or they are participating in an organized practice, game or competition at an outdoor sporting facility.
13(3) Organized practices, games and competitions at outdoor sporting facilities may take place, but the operator of a facility must ensure that no multi-team tournaments are permitted at the facility.
OUTDOOR BASKETBALL FAQs
Q: Can we currently play pick up basketball games outdoors?
A: Yes to practices and pick up games involving up to 10 people including 5 on 5 full court but we recommend starting out at 3x3 half court to get yourself back into shape. No to outdoor or indoor tournaments. Indoor basketball is limited to 3x3 half court at this time only in a team scrimmage setting.
Q: Are masks required to be worn by players while playing outdoor basketball?
A: Outdoors, no. Indoors, yes.
Q: Do we need to socially distance while outside?
A: Not when active on the court but you should when off the court.
Q: Are all outdoor courts now open?
A: They are able to open under the above health orders but still respect any signage saying otherwise and avoid using courts on school property during school hours to respect the safety of students at the school.
Everyone needs to still follow the fundamental health guidelines of staying home if not feeling well, sanitize your hands and equipment before and after use and wear a mask where required.
Find an outdoor basketball court in Manitoba near you or submit data on one we are missing at http://outdoor.basketballmanitoba.ca.
These health orders are scheduled to be reviewed / renewed by March 25 and may change with fewer or more restrictions so subscribe to our email newsletter below or follow us on social media. to stay in the loop!