Last updated April 11
Our goal throughout this pandemic has been to provide programming to players in the safest way possible. We feel that we have been successful in doing so by following provincial and Ottawa Public Health guidelines and by adding a few extra precautions of our own. We are happy to be able to relax some of the restrictions that have been in place.
- One spectator per player was initially allowed for games, that limit was lifted, and spectators are now allowed in all facilities.
- Spectators are not permitted to bring food or drink into the gym.
- Passive screening remains in place including spectators, who should complete a health check before entering the gym using the Daily Self-Assessment for Schools.
- The NBBA’s vaccination policy remains in effect, so spectators must be fully vaccinated, although proof of vaccination is no longer required on entry.
- Masks are no longer mandatory for coaches, volunteers and spectators, or for players (and officials) even when not on the court. However, Covid-19 transmission in Ottawa is very high, and Ottawa Public Health highly recommends wearing a mask in indoor public places. The NBBA supports this advice for basketball spectators, coaches and even players for practices or games.
- Anyone who is recovering from Covid (after isolation), or is a close contact of someone with Covid (or symptoms), should wear a mask in public settings, and avoid removing it for sports (see Enhanced Protocols).