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

CURRENT AS AT 4:00pm 12 October 2021

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

Stay home if unwell or if you or a member of your household is subject to isolation or awaiting COVID-19 test results.

We will continue to review spectator limits to maximise opportunity to attend games.

The following restrictions apply state-wide to all member training and competitions.

Presentation Days

Please note that presentation days are considered by SA Health as a private function and will therefore be subject to a capacity limit of 150 people

Current provisions contained within COVID Safe Plans for indoor/outdoor sports is:

  • Density of 3 per 4 sqm where all spectators are seated

  • Density of 1 per 2 sqm where spectators are standing or a mixture of standing and seated.


Metro/District Leagues, MSBL Senior, MSBL Masters, Mini Ball, Wheelchair and Inclusive

In consideration of the space available to spectators, the effect of multiple courts in operation, and the cross over of participants between games, the following spectator limits apply:

  • 2 spectators per player at Marion, Port Adelaide and The Parks 
  • 3 spectators per player in all other venues. 

Injured or squad players who will not be actively participating can attend games and be classified as a player. They will be required to sit on the team bench and wear a mask if aged 12 years or older.

An official, coach, assistant coach, team manager, videographer, scorer or time keeper is not classified as a spectator.

If you have no other childcare options, you are permitted to attend indoor sport and have your other children present. You should stay together as a family group whilst inside the venue.

Where siblings are under 18 and playing at the same venue, they will be classified as participants and may attend their sibling’s game.

A mask is not required to be worn outdoors if the physical distancing principle is complied with.

Masks are required at indoor competitions.

Masks are required for all people aged 12 years and older when not actively participating in games or training sessions

Masks are to be correctly worn at all times, covering the nose and mouth. This applies to:

  • caregivers, spectators, assistant coaches, team managers and score bench personnel 

Officials, head coaches and players are not required to wear a mask when actively participating in games and training sessions

If you have a mask exemption:

  • please advise stadium staff that you have a mask exemption

  • entry will be permitted and you are not required to provide evidence to BSA stadium staff

  • if SAPOL or other authorities inspect the venue, you may be required to provide evidence at their request

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

A COVID Marshal is required for all sport activities

Staff and members are to follow directions provided by the COVID Marshal

Entry to both players and spectators will be permitted 15 mins prior to your games scheduled start time for all competitions except NBL1

Complete the QR code or manual sign-in on entry 

Sanitise your hands on entry and exit

At all times maintain social distancing where possible and do not congregate in groups, particularly during game cross-over periods

Leave promptly at the conclusion of your game or training session and/or after the post-game discussion with your coach.

  • consumption only when seated
  • no shared drink bottle or food 

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) outbreak. It’s a tough and trying time and we encourage members to look out for each other, and if needed, seek the help available.

SA Health have created a dedicated Mental Health Support Line for those affected by COVID-19. The line is 1800 632 753 and includes support over the phone and video, and 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