COVID 19 Return to Sport Guidelines & Information

COVID 19 Return to Sport Guidelines & Information

Basketball WA is pleased to confirm that basketball competitions can now be played in front of family and friends under our Stage 5 (Green – 150) guidelines and protocols from Saturday 27 June 2020 in Western Australia.

An updated version of the WA Basketball Return to Sport Guidelines can be found HERE on our website. There is also a clear and concise understanding of the guidelines and protocols for this Stage HERE.

This encouraging step forward in WA has been made possible by the easing of restrictions and group gatherings, as announced on Friday 19 June 2020 by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Under the State Government’s COVID-19 WA Road Map, 27 June represents the date that Phase 4 conditions will be applied to WA communities, which will allow for a return to spectators watching their kids play competitive sport.  However, indoor training and competition during this phase is still limited by a need to provide 2m2 for every patron within a venue. This will vary for every venue but will allow for parents to watch their kids play. 

For the duration of the governments Phase 4 restrictions Basketball WA has set the Green-150 standard for basketball to continue. Standards of hygiene must remain of utmost importance so please remember to wash your hands regularly, stay 1.5m apart where you can, cover your mouth/nose when you cough/sneeze and stay at home if you are sick.

Over the coming days BWA will work with the Associations to confirm arrangements for the WABL and the West Coast Classic which will both begin in late July as previously announced. 

We thank all the volunteers and parents involved with basketball for helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 and being so patient.  Your ongoing support and understanding, as we work through this process, has been greatly appreciated.

We hope that all members of the basketball community look after themselves, their family and everyone involved with our basketball community by ensuring that you follow the protocols for basketball competition and training.

DOWNLOAD – MEDIA RELEASE (24 JUNE 2020) STAGE 4 – Spectators to Return to Community Competitions

 

Responding to a COVID-19 Incident

Please note that our document does not refer to how to respond to an incidence where someone who contracts COVID-19 has been in your venue or in one of your teams.

If you are aware that someone with a case of COVOD-19 has been in your venue or one of your teams, ring the COVID-19 Public Hotline 24/7 on 1800 020 080 and follow the advice of health officials.

The exact advice will change during different phases so you should seek up to date advice through the hotline. Current advice for phase 2 can also be found at the following link:

https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/COVID-Safety-Guidelines.pdf