UPDATED 11/01/21

HBA has recently reviewed our Covid-19 Safety Plan in light of the latest advice from the NSW Government. While we had hoped to welcome the new year with increased spectator limits, unfortunately this is not possible at this stage. There are minimal changes from the restrictions of 2020 however we are asking all patrons to wear masks while inside Hills Basketball venues. Active participants (players, coaches and referees) are not required to wear masks whilst engaged in on-court activity. Full details of current restrictions appear below.


  • If you are unwell you MUST stay at home.
  • If you have visited a hotspot you should follow NSW Health directions and MUST NOT enter Hills Basketball venues.
  • 1 spectator per participant for all programs.
  • All spectators must sign in via QR code.
  • Even if the new rules permit attendance (see specific rules below), only come to the stadium if you absolutely must.
  • Hills Basketball requests that all patrons wear a mask while inside Hills Basketball venues. Active participants (players, coaches and referees) are not required to wear masks whilst engaged in on-court activity
  • Anyone entering Hills Basketball venues must practice social distancing where possible.
  • Anyone not pre-printed on an official roll call or scoresheet must QR code on entry.
  • All patrons are encouraged to arrive as late as possible and leave promptly after their activity.
  • Online payments are preferred. Please note, given staff are undertaking additional duties, payments at the counter are likely to result in delays for customers. Click here to learn more about our online payment system. 
  • Exit Procedures
    • Court 1 & 2 – please exit via court 1 fire door
    • Court 3 & 4 – please exit via fire door near canteen.
    • Court 5 & 6 – please exit via cafe courtyard

Kiss and drop zone:

  • Kiss and drop strictly for drop off. No pickups.
  • Painted area ‘No stopping zone’ is now available as pedestrian pick up area.
  • Where applicable, team staff (coach, manager, scorer) are asked to take responsibility for children until collected by parents.
  • Parents and team staff to use common sense and discretion re. collection from waiting areas or walk to car.



If you are unwell you MUST stay at home. You should get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until you receive a negative result AND you are feeling well again, whichever is the LATER.

The following link contains information from NSW Health regarding Covid-19 hotspots. If you have visited any of these locations, you should follow NSW Health directions and you MUST NOT enter Hills Basketball venues. 

NSW Health are providing an ongoing current list of COVID-19 case locations. This page is being regularly updated with locations across NSW and we recommend it is checked if you are concerned about locations which may be at risk of COVID-19 infections.

Responding to COVID-19 in Basketball

Hills Basketball is not in a position to provide medical advice. The following is for guidance only as the advice of health authorities can vary depending on individual circumstances.

For immediate advice:

National Coronavirus Health line on 1800 020 080 or  NSW COVID-19 Helpline on 13 77 88

Or refer to Health Direct Coronavirus website and NSW Health Coronavirus Self Isolation Guidelines & Information

For someone feeling unwell

If a player tests positive for COVID-19 please notify Hills Basketball Association on 02 9894-8944.

Close Contact

A close contact is someone who has been face to face for at least 15 minutes, or been in the same closed space for at least 2 hours, as someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 when that person was infectious.

If you are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 infection in Australia, you need to be isolated for 14 days after you last saw that person. Home isolation applies to all close contacts, even if you are well. It is important to monitor your health and report any symptoms as early as possible.

Refer to:

Casual Contact

A casual contact is defined as someone who has had face-to-face contact for less than 15 minutes cumulative over the course of a week, or been in the same closed space for less than 2 hours, with a person with a COVID-19 infection while they were infectious. This may include healthcare workers, other patients, or visitors who were in the same closed healthcare space as a case, but for shorter periods than those required for a close contact. Other closed settings might include schools or offices.

If you are a casual contact, you do not need to self-isolate unless you have symptoms (although the close contact does). You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after your last casual contact with the person with COVID-19. Refer to Casual Contacts Factsheet.

Further Information