COVID-19 Update

UPDATE (July 26, 2021)

As per information provided by NSW Health, the NSW Government and Basketball NSW, Newcastle Basketball have updated the following to ensure compliance and to help stop the spread of COVID-19 within the Newcastle, Port Stephens & Lake Macquarie Regions.

Anyone that has attended Greater Sydney since June 21 is asked to not attend the stadium, self-isolate immediately, get tested and complete the 14-day quarantine outlined by NSW Health. 

Newcastle Basketball Activities:

Entry Requirements:

  • If you have visited a Covid-19 Hotspot, please stay home and follow government directions. Please do not attend the stadium if you are from the Greater Sydney Region.
  • If you are sick or have flu-like symptoms please do not attend your game or training.
  • Practise 1.5m physical distancing where possible.
  • Reconsider your attendance at any activity if you are considered a vulnerable person.
  • Anyone entering the stadium must have a face mask on unless engaging in vigorous exercise.
    • Anyone who has an exemption needs to provide staff with proof before entering the stadium.

Face Masks: To comply with the public health order concerning face coverings masks are now mandatory for anyone attending the stadium. Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the facility and whilst you are not engaging in strenuous activity.  Players will not be required to wear a mask during their game. This includes any activities or training at external venues. This applies to Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Hunter Sports High School and Macquarie College. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from wearing face masks.
NSW Health: Face Mask Rules

Development Programs: All Aussie Hoops, Mini Hoops programs will proceed as planned. Anyone entering the stadium must comply with the entry requirements. Masks may be removed whilst you are participating in the program. Masks are not required for children under 12 years of age.

Junior Competitions: All Under 8s/10s and Winter Club Competition games will proceed as planned. Anyone entering the stadium must comply with the entry requirements. Masks may be removed whilst you are participating in the game. Masks are not required for children under 12 years of age. Where possible 1 spectator per child should be in attendance

Senior Competitions: Will proceed as planned. Anyone entering the stadium must comply with the entry requirements. Masks may be removed whilst you are participating in the game.

Spectators for Competitions: All non-required spectators are encouraged not to attend any venues unless absolutely necessary. Where possible 1 spectator per child should be in attendance. All spectators must adhere to social distancing guidelines, use the QR Code on arrival to their venue, and are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser upon entry. This applies to Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Hunter Sports High School and Macquarie College.

Representative Training: All representative training will have no spectators. Parents must drop off their children at the door and then pick them up at the front of the building after training. Any parents, coaches or managers in attendance must adhere to social distancing guidelines, use the QR Code on arrival, and are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser upon entry. This applies to Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Hunter Sports High School and Macquarie College.

Basketball NSW Run Events: Basketball NSW Covid page can be found here.

  • EJL Sunday 18th July – Postponed.
  • Senior Representative Games involving Metropolitan teams postponed 9th July till TBC