In light of the Australian Government’s recent announcements regarding COVID-19 and in addition to current recommendations from a number of sources, KDBA Domestic Competitions will still be going ahead this week with the following restrictions:
- Attendance at the stadium is limited to essential players, coaches and staff. As such only players (including one parent/guardian if the player is a junior player) and team coaches participating in a scheduled game are to attend the venue.
- KDBA staff are to attend the venue only for required work purposes.
- In line with the latest Australian Government restrictions, anyone returning from overseas must go into self-isolation for 14 days (https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance) and if they show symptoms should follow the recommended steps to obtain Medical assistance (https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus)
- Players are requested that they do not arrive for their game more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and are to leave as soon as possible at the conclusion of their game.
- Social distancing practices should be followed (see below)
- Where possible, bring and use personal sanitiser to wash hands. It is also recommended that all players wash their hands before and after games.
- Any participants who have been in contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 case must not attend any training sessions, games, trials, events or other activities conducted by KDBA, BWA or any affiliated BWA Associations or Clubs until 14 days after exposure to the infected individual, providing they do not show Coronavirus symptoms.
Additionally, we are asking that patrons, volunteers and our staff understand and adhere to the following:
- Stay home!
- Please do not attend the stadium if you have one, or a combination of, the following flu-like symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or a sore throat.
- If you are feeling unwell, please see your doctor immediately. Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so necessary precautions can be undertaken.
Contact with confirmed or investigated cases of COVID-19?
- If you have been in contact with anybody who is being tested for, or has been confirmed positive with COVID-19 we ask you do not come to the stadium for 14-days (the incubation period), and then only once cleared and free of any of the above symptoms.
- What is social distancing? Social distancing is an effective measure, but it is recognised that it cannot be practised in all situations and the aim is to generally reduce potential for transmission.
- While practising social distancing, people can travel to work (including public transport). For non-essential activities outside the workplace or attendance at schools, universities and childcare – social distancing includes:
- avoiding crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others
- avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations
- attempting to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people where possible, for example when they are out and about in public place.
- avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people
To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:
- cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs regularly;
- covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing;
- to avoid additional contact we suggest teams don’t shake hands after games until the risk subsides;
- do not share water bottles or other items that require personal contact;
- do not share food containers between team members;
- avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath;
- staying home if you are unwell.
If you are worried that you or someone you know may have or has COVID-19 or are anxious about being in isolation and would like to speak to someone about it, contact one of the services below for support or talk to your general practitioner.
- Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 or Lifeline Australia
A crisis support service that provides short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551800 or Kids Helpline
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
As you know this is an evolving situation, we will keep you informed if anything changes. Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any concerns, please get in touch and please continue to follow the updates on the links mentioned and on our social media accounts.
Please keep an eye on our website regularly for any changes to fixtures.
Thanks for your help and cooperation.
STAY UPDATED AT
- The Australian Government Department of Health – www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
- The Western Australian Department of Health – https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
- World Health Organisation (WHO) – www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Basketball Australia – https://australia.basketball/blog/2020/03/06/basketball-australia-statement-regarding-coronavirus/
- Basketball Western Australia – https://basketballwa.asn.au/blog/2020/03/11/coronavirus-covid-19-update-from-bwa/