COVID-19 UPDATES

Saturday 16th of June 2020 11:00 am

Basketball NSW continues to work closely with Basketball Australia, NSW Office of Sport, NSW Health and other government agencies as we plan for the return of basketball in NSW.

Our localised plan for the return of basketball in NSW is in line with the Federal Governments National Principals for the Resumption of Sport, the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a Covid-19 Environment with Basketball Australia’s Return to Basketball Guidelines providing a strong reference point.

We continue to work with Basketball Australia and the other Basketball States and Territories to develop practical working guides for associations to use in enabling basketball activities to be run as soon as possible.

We’re all in this together. Let’s be safe and let’s support each other!

THE GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION LEVEL: B

Level B consists of a gradual return to basketball, this is subject to both the size of permitted gatherings and venue types. For basketball this means:

Association and Community Activities
→Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted (outdoor only)
→Outdoor basketball activities can resume, complying with physical distancing measures.

(From Sat 13th of June) Indoor basketball activities will be allowed to resume, associations will still need to comply with physical distancing measures.
(From Wed 1st of July) Indoor junior domestic basketball competitions will be allowed to be conducted for 18’s and under.
* Please consult with your local basketball association for further information.

Basketball NSW
→Our events will recommence when gatherings of between 50-100 depending on the nature of the activity and size of the stadium.
→The Basketball NSW team expects to release an event calendar to you very soon. We will publish it here as soon as it is completed.

Activities NOT permitted
→Indoor sporting events (this NSW Government restriction will be removed on Sat 13th of June, 2o2o).
→Local sporting competitions involving more than 10 people (this NSW Government restriction will be removed on Wed 1st of July, 2o2o).

Useful Links

Sport Australia Return to Sport – toolkit

The NSW Government has enacted several Public Health Orders which directly impact on the Sport and Active Recreation Sector. Friday 15 May: Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 2) 2020

Australian Government Covid-19 website

Australian Department of Health Covid-19 at a glance

Basketball Australia Covid-19 Hub 

NSW Government Covid-19 website

NSW Office of Sport Covid-19 website

The Office of Local Government has developed a local government FAQs document which includes information relating to sport and recreation activities and venues.

World Health Organisation Covid-19 website

World Health Organisation Covid-19 Dashboard

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Wash your hands

Cover your coughs and sneezes

Stay at home if sick

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