COVID-19 Update

UPDATE (August 18, 2020)

Please be advised about the following changes within Newcastle Basketball Stadium to follow COVID-19 protocols. Our staff will monitor these to ensure compliance.

Stadium Entry Requirements (2)
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Monday, August 10: NEWCASTLE Basketball is back open for business. All competitions, programs and training resume today as normal.

NSW Government information says Close Contacts should stay out of Newcastle Basketball Stadium for 14 days, and Casual Contacts should get tested and monitor for symptoms.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

CASUAL CONTACT INFORMATION

CLOSE CONTACT INFORMATION

CURRENT COVID-19 HOT-SPOTS

FIND A COVID TESTING CENTRE

Members are encouraged to wear a mask if they feel more comfortable when entering any venue (guidelines below).

MASK GUIDELINES

Newcastle Basketball will continue to be advised by the NSW Government and NSW Health about COVID Safe procedure and we thank our members for their patience.

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Friday, August 7: NEWCASTLE Basketball has made the difficult decision to close the doors for this weekend so we have time to assess all relevant information, with the intention of re-opening at 8:30am on Monday 10th August in a safe and secure manner.

We would like to stress that we have not been notified of any members testing positive to Coronavirus but to keep our basketball family and the broader community safe we will postpone all matches, including the following;

McDonald’s Junior Winter Comp 7th August (Postponed)

Junior Rep Training 8th August (Cancelled)

Mini Hoops 8th August (Postponed)

Aussie Hoops 8th August (Postponed)

Under-8s August 8th (Postponed)

Waratah League 8th August – Youth Men & Women v Illawarra (Postponed)

Waratah League 9th August – Youth Men v Hornsby-Ku Ring Gai (Postponed)

Waratah League 8th August – Men & Women v Canberra (Forfeit as Canberra have withdrawn from the competition)

East Coast Invitational 8th & 9th August – Newcastle teams have withdrawn.

The NSW Health Department outlines that all close contacts should get tested and self-isolate for 2 weeks and casual contacts are reminded to get tested. Anyone who is currently being tested or family members of those being tested should remain isolated until a negative result is returned.

We thank you for your cooperation as we navigate this tricky situation. Newcastle Basketball will continue to be advised by the NSW Government and NSW Health departments to ensure we provide our members with a COVID safe environment.

 

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Thursday, August 6: FOLLOWING the announcement last night that St Pius X High School at Adamstown has closed due to a Year 9 student testing positive to Coronavirus, Newcastle Basketball assures our members and patrons that this person has not been to Newcastle Basketball Stadium at any time during the last 14 days.

Close contacts of the student have been instructed to isolate and get tested, which means all other students are welcome in our stadium at no increased risk to the community.

Advice from NSW Public Health today is that the players/coach/manager directly part of the U15 boys Newcastle Jets Academy team on August 1, and anyone deemed close contact, will be notified and are required to self-isolate. All other students and parents from St Pius are deemed casual contacts. Casual contacts are not required to self-isolate in their homes unless they develop symptoms. If you, a family member or a close contact does start displaying any symptoms, Newcastle Basketball urge our members to get tested as a precaution.

A relative of the student also tested positive after attending multiple locations around Newcastle. All potential hot-spots, as deemed by the NSW Government, can be found in the link below. Anyone who has attend these venues at the times listed are also encouraged to get tested.

Until directed otherwise by the NSW Government, Newcastle Basketball will remain open and all competitions, programs and training sessions will continue as planned. We would like to remind all members of the entry requirements into the stadium, as shown below on this page.

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Monday, August 3: Following the announcement overnight to the Greater Newcastle Region, Newcastle Basketball would like to remind members that if you have attended one of the following venues, or any COVID-19 hot-spots, to please self-isolate for 14 days and ensure you are tested for COVID-19 before returning to the stadium, even if you don’t have any symptoms.

Location & Dates

Newcastle: Hotel Jesmond 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday, July 29

Newcastle: Lambton Park Hotel 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, July 30

Newcastle: Wallsend Diggers 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, July 30

Newcastle Basketball is keen to ensure the continuation of all domestic competitions, programs and training and ask members to assist us by keeping the stadium COVID-19 free.

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In line with the recent announcement from Sport NSW and the NSW Government, Newcastle Basketball has made the following changes to our spectator entry procedures:

 

We urge all patrons to please remember the following when attending Newcastle Basketball Stadium:

  • All patrons should remember social distancing when watching any training, game or program.
  • If you have visited Victoria, please self-isolate for 14 days prior to attending any program, training or competition.
  • Please do not attend Newcastle Basketball Stadium until you have been tested if you have attended one of the known “hot spots”. Case Locations listed on NSW Health Website. To view, CLICK HERE.

 

Newcastle Basketball supports the COVIDSAFE app and we recommend downloading the app. CLICK HERE to download the app.

 

Newcastle Basketball will regularly update this page to ensure continued communication with our members.

Thank you for your patience and support during what has been and continues to be an evolving and extremely difficult situation.