COVID 19 Return to Sport Guidelines & Information

COVID 19 Return to Sport Guidelines & Information




Basketball WA is pleased with today’s Government announcement that Pre-Lockdown conditions will resume across the Perth and Peel regions. From 12:01 Sunday 14th February 2021, masks will no longer be mandatory, along with the removal of travel restrictions between Perth and Peel.

During the last two weeks, our basketball community saw the cancellation of Week 2 and 3 of the BWA Country Championships. While we were disappointed, it was necessary to ensure the health and safety of our community. We are thrilled that Week 4 of the Country Champs will be going ahead as scheduled and the fixtures will be released later today. 

While we may be returning to normal here in Perth, we want to make sure it stays that way. Please ensure you follow all the Government guidelines and seek medical advice if you feel unwell.

Return to Play in WA

  • All competition may continue following safe/hygiene guidelines
  • Recent Changes to WA’s Contact register system and SafeWA will remain in place. Signing in is required at all relevant venues and penalties apply.
  • If you are unwell, please get tested at one of the COVID WA Clinics.
  • Do not attend basketball training or competitions if you have a fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath. Please seek medical advice and get tested.
  • A 2 square metre capacity rule is in place for venues. Associations and clubs must ensure they meet these requirements for their venues.
  • Following healthy hygiene guidelines. Wash your hands regularly.
  • Ensure you bring a towel and labelled water bottle to games and training. Avoid sharing food and beverages.
  • Wipe down score benches & team benches in between games.

Our community’s safety and health are a priority, so we will continue to follow the latest guidelines and requirements.

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From 5 December 2020, indoor sport stadiums will be required to maintain contact registers for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing.

Providing contact details helps make contact tracing more efficient, if it becomes necessary. This helps stop the spread of COVID-19 infection.

In the event of COVID-19 being detected in the WA community, contact registers help to protect the community by providing information to the WA Health contact tracing team, which enables them to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Below we have included State Government advice on a series of questions. You will need to work with your Venue Owner to understand the contact tracing system that they will be using and what your role will be in this system. The majority of our country associations operate in local government run facilities and it is very likely that they will be responsible for the contact tracing system at your venue. In such circumstance, your role is more than likely to ensure that your members are aware of what they have to do to enter the venue.

We would recommend that people download the SafeWA app as this will be the easiest way for all Western Australians to check into facilities. You must however, also provide a manual paper based sign-in system for those Western Australians who do not download the SafeWA app.

If you are responsible for running your stadium you will need to ensure that you meet the contract tracing requirements. You should make sure you engage your venue owner to ensure that they are comfortable with the contact tracing system that you will use but you will ultimately be responsible for implementing and maintaining the contact register.


  • Indoor stadiums will now need to implement a contact tracing system, including a manual system for those that do not want to use the SafeWA app.
  • Indoor stadiums are still subject to the 2 sq metre capacity rule.
  • Your organisation should still ensure hygiene protocols are followed, with sanitiser available for all patrons and high use areas (such as score benches) wiped clean between every game.


For further information or any concerns please contact: 
Evan Stewart
Deputy CEO 
Basketball WA
M:   0401 781 902




Update – Basketball WA Contact Tracing – 1 Dec 2020
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) BWA Contact Tracing – 1 Dec 2020


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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: