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Keep up to date with all COVID-19 Update for Basketball in South Australia

If you participate in Basketball SA run competitions and later return a positive COVID-19 test, you can fill out this form to notify Basketball SA. 

There is no requirement for Basketball SA to collect or disclose information in relation to positive COVID-19 cases, however information reported to Basketball SA will be provided to impacted teams/clubs as a courtesy.

This page will be updated as information is received from SA Health or SAPOL.

CURRENT AS AT 30 April 2022

Basketball SA will continue to provide guidance to all South Australian basketball clubs and associations from a business and community perspective. 

Basketball SA will continue to monitor and adhere to all SA Government directives in relation to COVID-19 restrictions or directions. Control Measures will be based on:

  • SA Government directives in relation to COVID-19 restrictions or directions as outlined in each venues COVIDSafe Plan

Basketball SA staff and officials may also be impacted by COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements. We continue to assess all options available to ensure we can deliver basketball competitions to the community and will communicate directly with impacted teams as needed.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our basketball community remains a priority and it’s important that we follow the guidelines in place by the State Government.

Basketball SA continues to engage authorities to clarify expectations of Basketball SA, basketball clubs and associations and our legal responsibilities, which are to implement the approved Covid Safe Plans for our venues.

Accordingly, SAPOL Covid-19 Coordination Group has confirmed that Basketball SA has no authority to deem anyone as a close contact, this falls under the authority of SA Health, not any individual or organisation.

In addition the SAPOL Covid-19 Coordination Group has confirmed there is no requirement for Basketball SA to collect or share information relating to positive Covid-19 cases.

Basketball SA provides a mechanism via the Basketball SA website for people to notify of positive Covid-19 cases who have participated in a basketball game. The notification will be shared with impacted teams as a courtesy and a reminder for people to monitor for symptoms. No personal information about the positive case will be disclosed.

On the advice of SAPOL, Basketball SA will not make any determinations regarding close contacts or classroom contacts. Each individual should make their own assessment based on SA Health guidelines and their particular circumstances. Basketball SA will only expect action to be taken in instances where an individual is notified by SA Health to isolate/quarantine, or a venue is deemed by SA Health as an exposure site.

Monitor for symptoms, stay home if unwell or if you are subject to isolation requirements or awaiting COVID-19 test results.

Basketball SA
Policy Statement


Basketball SA
Information Paper

Effects of COVID on District Games

Basketball SA
Information Paper


Basketball SA strongly encourages all personnel involved in the delivery of basketball activities (e.g. referees, coaches, score table, team managers) to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including participants and spectators. 

Additionally, Basketball SA puts the following control measures in place (based on the assessment of risk) to uphold our duty of care to staff and members: 

This information is subject to change based on the SA Health directives in place at any given time

ASSESSMENT as at 30 April 2022 is MEDIUM RISK

MEDIUM RISK ASSESSMENT – Ongoing community transmission

Vaccination against COVID-19

Vaccination requested for the following persons (unless medically exempt):

    • Basketball SA Staff (Permanent & Casual) 
    • Referees
    • Officials engaged by Basketball SA (Referee Coaches, STOP Personnel)


No restrictions. Basketball activity is conducted in a public environment for all people.

Basketball SA may impose restrictions on engagement where higher levels of vulnerable people will be present.


Entry into basketball venues is agreement to comply with all COVID-19 guidelines as outlined in each venues COVID Safe Plan.

Any person who presents unwell at any basketball activity should be refused entry.


Any person employed or engaged by Basketball SA must notify their Department Manager, if they have been declared (or believe to be declared) a close contact of a positive covid-19 case as soon as possible.

Any person employed or engaged by Basketball SA who is considered in a vulnerable health category (regardless of vaccination status) must notify the Basketball SA Operations Manager, as this information may affect actions in the event of an outbreak.


Interstate travellers coming to South Australia for basketball activities must comply with any interstate travel requirements as outlined on and any applicable quarantine measures or COVID-19 tests in place at that time. 

Persons within Basketball SA’s State Programs (eg. NBL1, NPP, SPP, EADP, Ivor Burge) must be aware of venue and interstate requirements that may apply in relation to vaccination and travel requirements.

Vaccination is recommended for SA based participants mixing with interstate athletes (e.g. tournament setting i.e. Adelaide Invitational Challenge) regardless of their own travel situation.

Please note: Non-Basketball SA managed venues (e.g. council or community) may have different requirements and members must comply with any requirements in place when at that venue.

What happens if we can not field a team? 

There may be instances where multiple team members or whole teams are required to quarantine for a period of time (as determined by SA Health guidelines).

Basketball SA run competitions will apply the following guidelines:

  • District competition –  refer above to the Information Paper – Effects of COVID on District games. 
  • NBL1 – refer above to the  Covid-19 NBL1 Approach document
  • MSBL competition – any missed games may not be rescheduled and declared a cancelled game/bye. Where more than 50% of teams in the same division or grade is affected, the associated round may be cancelled and no make-up games scheduled.


More than 3 days’ notice: no fine
(originally 5 days’ notice)

Forfeit fine structure:
a) Standard Forfeit Fine: $65.00
– between three (3) and one (1) days’ notice of a forfeit before fixtured game.

b) Less than 24 hours’ Notice Forfeit Fine: $100.00
– less than 24 hours’ notice for a forfeit before fixtured game.

c) No Show Forfeit Fine: $130.00
– when a team fails to notify or does not show for fixtured game.

What if a player is later confirmed as a positive covid-19 case?

There is no requirement to do so, but you can notify Basketball SA of a positive Covid-19 case via the jotform at the top of this page. This will ensure the opposition team is notified also.

No personal information about the positive case will be disclosed.

On the advice of SAPOL, Basketball SA will not make any determinations regarding close or classroom contacts. Each individual should make their own assessment based on SA Health guidelines and their particular circumstances. 

Refer to the close contact page of the SA Health website to determine if you meet the criteria for a close contact and what action is required.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms refer to the Testing for Covid-19 page on the SA Health website.

If you meet any of the criteria outlined on the close contact page of the SA Health website you should follow all SA Health guidelines.

From 12 March 2022 there are no density or spectator limits. 

From 15 April 2022 there is no requirement to wear masks at basketball activities and venues. 

From 30 April 2022, close contacts are required to wear a mask in public for 7 days after exposure (12 years and older)

* Note: Clarification is being sought around playing sport or exercising without a mask if you are a close contact 

Staff are to follow the stadium or venues’ COVID Safe Plan.

Sanitise your hands on entry and exit.

Maintain social distancing where possible.

No change to the Inclusive Player Game Fee applies

Individual spectator game fees no longer exist and the Inclusive Player Fee allows for zero to unlimited spectators week to week (in the absence of covid restrictions)

Fees do not change from week to week based on covid related spectator restrictions

Basketball SA recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s a tough and trying time and we encourage members to look out for each other, and if needed, seek help available.

SA Health have created a dedicated Mental Health Support Line for those affected by COVID-19. 

Phone 1800 632 753 for support over the phone, video call or via a call-back service.

Other lines of support:

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

If the above information does not answer your questions about the COVID-19 information, please email