COVID 19 Return to Sport Guidelines & Information

COVID 19 Return to Sport Guidelines & Information

‼️ 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 – 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐡 & 𝐏𝐞𝐞𝐥
We are still trying to gather all the necessary information regarding todays restrictions but we have confirmed the following;
100 spectators allowed
All spectators in masks
Everyone must wear masks except when on the court (including on the bench)
WABL can go ahead but NO spectators (please check directly with your Association regarding restrictions)
Coaches and support staff only
Masks compulsory when not on court
150 MAX in any venue (not including staff, players and referees)
We will continue to work with Government and our Associations to understand future restrictions if required.

For further information, please contact
Evan Stewart
Deputy CEO




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



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: