The Victorian Government has recently altered the isolation requirements for COVID-19 household close contacts. This can be found in the Sport & Recreation Sector Guidance page on the Coronavirus website.

Quarantine and isolation

  • Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine – provided they wear a face mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to undertake at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period.
  • The requirement to isolate for seven days following a COVID-19 diagnosis remains. 

Close Contacts and Basketball

We have liaised with some associations and venue operators to align and confirm their stance on house-hold close contacts and basketball participation.

Basketball Victoria recommends:

  • Household contacts are required to wear masks in and around facilities (such as pre and post-game), but once they are exercising (in an exertive manner) as per the Victorian Government face mask rules, they can participate without a mask. This also applies to technical officials and coaches participating in the same manner.


Nick Honey
Chief Executive Officer
6 May 2022

Any player who is a close contact must wear a mask to and from the game, but can remove their mask when playing on the court.

Any close contact who is not playing, must continue to follow the rules and wear a mask at all times when inside a venue away from their home.