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.
THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED AS INFORMATION REGARDING QLD'S COVID RESTRICTIONS IS MADE AVAILABLE.
PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR MORE UPDATES.
Easing of Mask Restrictions - All Queensland
On Wednesday 11 November 2021, 80% of eligible Queenslanders had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This means you are no longer required to wear a face mask indoors, except for on planes and at airports. Whilst no longer mandatory, you are still encouraged to keep wearing masks anywhere you cannot physically distance.
The easing of mask restrictions brings the following 11 LGAs in line with the rest of Queensland: Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan City, Noosa Shire, Redland City, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Sunshine Coast.
For a full list of when to wear/not wear a face mask, please click here.
Check In Queensland App - All Queensland
Anyone visiting a basketball stadium for any reason will still need to check in using the Check In Qld app.
Queensland’s Public Health Measures linked to Vaccination Status
Basketball Queensland has requested further clarity around the Queensland Government's Public Health Measures linked to Vaccination Status and how it will impact basketball in Queensland.
We have received the following information from Queensland Sport and Recreation:
From 17 December 2021, or when 80% of Queenslanders aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated (whichever comes first), restrictions on businesses will be further eased, with many businesses and venues able to return to operating at full capacity.
• There will be no capacity restrictions on businesses where only fully vaccinated people can attend.
• There will however be restrictions on unvaccinated people. These restrictions target non-essential leisure activities which are not essential for people to meet their basic needs, but present a considerable risk to contributing to an outbreak in our community when our borders re-open.
• Both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people will still be able to access essential services and activities. This means unvaccinated people will still be able to go to grocery stores, pharmacies and participate in activities like going to the gym for exercise. Capacity restrictions may still be in place at these types of businesses, which will limit the number of people in attendance.
For example, if a Club has both sporting facilities and restaurant/bar facilities, unvaccinated people can only access the sporting or exercise facilities. This would mean if an unvaccinated person attends a golf club, they can play a round of golf but would not be permitted to enter the clubhouse for a meal.
Anyone who has visited an exposure site in Queensland must:
1. immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine
2. get tested at your earliest opportunity
3. complete the online contact tracing form by clicking on the name for the relevant location in the table below. A pop up window will appear with specific advice for that location and a link to the form.
If you are unable to complete the contact tracing form please call 134 COVID (134 268).
4. continue to quarantine even after receiving a negative result. After you complete the contact tracing form you will be contacted by Queensland Health.
Basketball Queensland encourages all members, including players and their families, coaches, staff, and volunteers to download the Check in Queensland App to assist with contact tracing.
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.