Basketball Saskatchewan Return to Sport

Latest Update: September 17th, 2021

Provincial Public Health Order Document

Further Clarification in Regards to the Newly Implemented Public Health Order

Masking Order (See Attached for Full Order)

Effective from September 17th until October 20th 2021

Summary of Order as it Pertains to Basketball:

Subject to the exemptions set out (below), all individuals shall wear a face covering when in the following enclosed settings:

  • Places for sports and recreational activities, such as gyms, ice arenas, pools, gymnastics facilities, dance facilities, or indoor court or field facilities;
  • Public areas of a university or college campus, such as a library or student union building, classrooms, hallways, administration offices, and other common areas. For greater certainty, public areas do not include student residences;
  • A school or independent school as defined in The Education Act, 1995, excluding home schools;

Exemptions as it Pertains to Basketball:

Subject to subsection (g) of the Order, individuals who, in the determination of a health professional, are unable to wear a face covering due to a particular medical condition and have received written confirmation of same in accordance with subsection (f);

Individuals 18 years of age and older while participating in athletic or sports activities, for the duration of the sport or activity only, so long as they are subject to a proof of vaccination policy; and

Individuals who are under the age of 18 years while participating in athletic or sports activities, for the duration of the sport or activity only

At this point, coaches and officials are NOT exempt from wearing a mask.  We have put forward exemption requests for Officials and will notify our membership if that request is granted.

For those adult leagues looking to make use of the exemption for players to not wear masks due to a proof of vaccination policy, we have been advised that the policy needs to be an actual document and that for legal reasons it should include the following: any exemptions according to human rights laws, process for negative test result submission as an alternative, and information on the process for storing personal health information.

Double Vaccination/Negative Test Result Order

Effective October 1st 2021 (sourced from the following News Release and subsequent meetings with the BRT)

Province Implements Interim Mandatory Masking Effective September 17, Proof of Vaccination Requirement Effective October 1 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Summary of Order as it Pertains to Basketball

Effective October 1 a provincial requirement for proof of vaccination or negative test will be implemented for public access to a list of establishments, businesses and event venues that bring groups of people together, including:

– Event and entertainment venues, including conference centres, casinos, movie theatres, concert venues, live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events;
– Indoor fitness centres, and gyms.

Exemptions of Order as it Pertains to Basketball

Facilities hosting non-ticketed amateur sporting events, including youth athletics and recreational leagues

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the proof of vaccination or negative test requirement.

We have submitted a request for clarification as to whether “recreational leagues” includes adult leagues or if it is specific to youth athletics, and if adults associated with non-ticketed amateur sporting events (coaches, officials, spectators) are also exempt.

Ticketed amateur sporting events, such as tournaments where you pay a fee at the door, are not covered under the current exemption and must have a Double Vaccination/Negative Test Result policy in place.

Basketball Saskatchewan is in the process of creating a policy for our internal operations in regards to  Double Vaccination/Negative Test Order and we will share resources as needed with our member organizations, but please note that BSI is not requiring all member organizations to follow our own policy and that they can create their own policy to follow as long as it meets the minimum standards laid out by the Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Orders.

Additional information will be released next week by the Government that will assist in the logistics of enforcement, including the QR Code App.  As we get more information we will share that with our membership as well.

Basketball Saskatchewan Return to Sport Plan – Version 3.1 November 25th 2020

Canada Basketball Return to Sport Plan – Version 1.1 June 25th 2020

Documents for Sanctioning

Risk Assessment and Management Tool – This document gets submitted to BSI for Sanctioning
Safety and Outbreak Plan Considerations
Leagues and Competitions
CBOC Guidelines for Officials 

Government Resources
ReOpen Saskatchewan Plan
Government of Saskatchewan Phase 3 Outline
Government of Saskatchewan Phase 4 Outline
Government of Saskatchewan COVID-19
Health Canada

COVID-19 Health Resources
What is COVID-19?
Self Assessment Tool
Self Monitoring Tool
Hand Washing Video for Children

Organization Considerations for COVID-19
Maintaining Safe Sport During COVID-19
Safe Workplace Information
Managing your Sport Organization Through COVID-19
Adult Waiver Form – please note this is a sample PDF, we will provide each member with one specific to their organization if requested
Youth Assumption of Risk Form – please note this is a sample PDF, we will provide each member with one specific to their organization if requested
Declaration of Compliance Form
Contact Tracing Document

Facility Usage Resources
Guidelines for Indoor Facility Usage (Canada Basketball)
Environment Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines (Government of Saskatchewan)
Disinfecting Surfaces and Hand Sanitizers (Government of Canada)
Risk Mitigation Tool for Outdoor Activities
Calculating the Number and Category of People Allowed At A Venue
Diagrams to Demonstrate Social Distancing on a Court

Other
Sample Training Drills for BSI Return to Sport Phase 1

Old Versions of Return to Sport Plan

Basketball Saskatchewan Return to Sport Plan – Version 1.3 June 17th 2020

Canada Basketball Return to Sport Plan – Version 1 June 16th 2020