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Coronavirus Info

Please see below Coronavirus (COVID-19) information relevant to Badminton Australia, its member states and territories, associations, clubs, athletes, coaches, technical officials and other stakeholders.

This page contains the most up to date information, you are also encouraged to follow us on our social media channels.

For many of our Elite Athletes, both able bodied and para, front of mind will be the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games. Below you can follow the most recent updates.

Postponement of Olympic Games; AOC, Paralympics Australia,   AIS

International Olympic Committee – 23/03/20 – Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee News Feed

Paralympics Australia – 23/03/20 – Paralympic Games

Paralympics Australia News Feed

Australian Olympic Committee News Feed

There’s plenty of information online at the moment but if you or someone you know is feeling in need of support, or, the need to speak with someone, you can visit the following websites. For immediate support, please call Lifeline – 13 11 14.

  • The AIS has released information for athletes which can be found on their website, as well as information around mental health and wellbeing.
  • head space has tips for young people on how to cope with stress relating to COVID-19.
  • Unicef provides information on how you can talk to your children about COVID-19.
  • Beyond Blue is another valuable source of information.

Sport Australia, Australia’s governing sports body has released and will continue to update its Community Guidelines for Sport Activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here to read more and gain more information on what is and isn’t acceptable at this time.

You can also keep up to date with general advice at the following websites;

Australian Department of Health

Health Advice For Older Australians

Prime Ministers Office , Minister for Sport

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Australia Centre for Disease Control and Infection

International Olympic Committee News Feed

Paralympics Australia News Feed

Australian Olympic Committee News Feed

June Bevan & U17 Australasian National Championships – Postponed

CP Maddern & U19 Australian National Championships – Postponed

Sporting Schools have now been closed and schools are being encouraged to conduct programs within school (teacher delivered).

A number of International tournaments have already been cancelled, those of significance to the badminton community in Australia will be posted below, you can also follow any updates at the BWF fan page.

BWF News Page

BWF Postpone World Rankings

Open Letter To The Badminton Community – Thomas Lund, BWF Secretary General

BWF Position On Olympic & Paralympic Games

BWF – Barfoot & Thompson Open – 23/03/20

BWF – Thomas & Ubers Cups – 20/03/20

BWF – FAQ’s – 03/03/20


Badminton Australia wants to ensure that you can get access to the best information for your location, below we have provided access to up to dat information for your state or territory, please click on the best heading below that applies to you.