FDBA COVID PROTOCOL – POSITIVE CASE & CONTACT NOTIFICATION

FDBA COVID PROTOCOL – POSITIVE CASE & CONTACT NOTIFICATION

Dear Members,

There have been recent changes to public health advice from the state government regarding the management of positive COVID cases and contacts.

It is our understanding that all contacts of a positive case during basketball activities are to be considered ‘Social contacts’ as defined on the government website:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist-contacts

FDBA protocol for positive case management is as follows:

  • Member to follow the checklist for COVID cases
  • Member to notify FDBA of attendance at any of our facilities during their infectious period
    • When the positive case is a child under the age of 18 their parent/guardian should notify their club committee who will then contact FDBA
  • All members who shared an ‘indoor space’ concurrently with the positive case will be notified they are considered social contacts
  • Social contacts are strongly recommended to follow the checklist for social contacts:
    • Step 1: Get tested and isolate until negative
    • Step 2: Monitor for symptoms
    • Step 3: Stay alert for any advice from the Department of Health

Any clubs that become aware of a positive case attendance during organised training should notify all social contacts and the operator of the facility.

The infectious period is classified as 2 days before symptoms were noticed or notification of a positive test (whichever is earlier).

And indoor space is considered a partially or fully enclosed court area as defined in the Open Premises Directions.

Any team that is required to forfeit a match will not be penalised.

Please refer to our pervious announcement regarding covid related forfeits:

https://fdba.com.au/2021/11/10/domestic-competitions-covid-related-forfeit-policy/

Dion Paull – Operations Manager