Active: Stage 5 Easing of Restrictions

Basketball Queensland (BQ) have created this COVID-19 Resource Hub as a central point of information for our associations, clubs and participants with a series of resources designed to guide and assist a safe return to our courts.

BQ is currently operating under the Indoor Sports COVIDSafe Industry Plan approved by the State Government.

From 4pm, 17 November, Queensland entered further Easing of Restrictions in Stage 5 that now allows:

    • Indoor premises: Increase from one per person per 4m2 to one per person per 2m2

    • Indoor events: Seated, ticketed venues to increase from 50% to 100% capacity.
    *23 Nov 2020 UPDATE* This only applies to Major Sports Stadiums including Stadiums Queensland (for example: North Queensland Stadium, Queensland Country Bank Stadium), The Gabba, Suncorp Stadium, Metricon Stadium, Queensland Tennis Centre).

    • Outdoor events: Increase outdoor events from 1000 to 1500 with a COVID Safe Event Checklist.

    • Indoor and outdoor events: When attending events you are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when you are not sitting in your allocated     seat and it is not possible to physically distance. This could include entering or exiting the venue, leaving your seat to go to the bathroom or     purchasing food or drinks.

    • Open air stadiums: Increase seated capacity from 75% to 100% (with a COVID Safe Plan).

Sport and Recreation Queensland are in the process of updating COVIDSafe Industry Plans to be published on the Return to Play website. Until updated, the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 09) will take precedence over the Industry Plans.  

Please refer to your association's Return to Play directives for specific information on venue restrictions.

Return to Play

17 November Update

In line with advice from Queensland Health, we would like to remind the basketball community of the importance of following the Queensland Government and BQ’s ‘Return to Play’ guidelines.

Individuals MUST NOT attend basketball activities if:

you are feeling unwell and suffering from cold or flu-like symptoms 

- you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have come in contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case within the last 14 days

- you are a high health risk (due to age or pre-existing conditions)

- you have travelled internationally

- you have travelled to a COVID declared hotspot

Please remember to check in when you arrive at training or games and to maintain social distancing at all times off the court.

Additional Advice from Queensland Health

Individuals who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive COVID case will be issued with quarantine directions by the Public Health Unit which will require them to isolate for 14 days.

The Public Health Unit may be requesting contact tracing information from organisations today which must be provided within 1 hour of the request.

If you or a family member are exhibiting any signs or symptoms of being unwell, please contact your GP or your local Queensland Health Fever and Respiratory Clinic.

Return to Play Guide for Participants

We encourage all of our participants to read through our updated Return to Play Guide,

You can read the guide here. 

Don’t forgot to check your association’s website for their specific return to basketball information.

Community and Venue Guidelines


COVID Safe Industry Plan

Basketball Australia – How to Restart Basketball Resources

Venue Resources

Sanitising your basketball

Venue Poster – Player & Coach Information

Venue Poster – Game Officials Information

Venue Statement of Compliance

- All BQ associations and clubs are eligible to display this certificate after confirmation that our Industry COVID Safe plan has been approved

Venue Attendance Register

- Prefer paperless attendance records? All associations and clubs can create an event in our OwnUrGoal app and mark attendance there

Biosafety Checklist

Basketball Australia’s COVID-19 Online Course

- Venue Biosafety Officers must complete this online course

Printable Venue Posters

Government Resources


Basketball Queensland encourages all members, including players and their families, coaches, staff, and volunteers to download the COVIDSafe app to assist with contact tracing.

Queensland Government

Roadmap to Easing Restrictions

Return to Play Guide

Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan

Queensland Mental Health Commission

Please remember that you are not alone during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some positive, proactive steps we can all take to support our mental health and wellbeing, and that of our family and friends. The Queensland Mental Health Commission has put together a number of helpful wellbeing resources for you to access here.


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