Please see below further Coronavirus (COVID-19) information relevant to Badminton Australia, its member states and territories, associations, clubs, athletes, coaches, technical officials and other stakeholders.
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National Cabinet Update
Following today’s National Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister has announced a three-step roadmap for the easing of restrictions around the country. It is important to note that restrictions will differ between states and territories pending the current community impact of COVID-19.
Badminton Australia will continue to be guided by the advice provided by the Australian Government, Sport Australia and each of the State/Territory Governments. While we do not know what will come exactly from each of the respective Governments our sport continues to be obligated to comply with the guidelines set by each.
BA, the States and Territories continue to work together so our sport can work as consistently as possible as part of re-opening. The potential easing of some restrictions is an exciting prospect for our sport but we must ensure that we continue to plan for limited participant contact and follow each set of state guidelines for sport.
BA, the States and Territories have established 2 working groups – a ‘National Relaunch Working Group’ and a ‘National One Message One Brand Working Group’ – to assist our sport prosper into the future. Whilst the restrictions are lifting sooner than expected the important work these groups will continue to support our sport to get back to badminton.
From the Prime Ministers coronavirus update after the national cabinet meeting – https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-08may20
Australian governments are taking a measured approach. Our three-step plan provides a pathway for jurisdictions to move towards COVID safe communities in a way that best suits their individual circumstances. States and territories are able to move between the steps on the pathway at different times, in line with their current public health situation and local conditions. They’ll need to maintain steady case numbers and be able to rapidly contain outbreaks, which we’re set to do – with our enhanced testing regime, strengthened health surge capacity, and improved ability to quickly identify people who may have been exposed to the virus.
For each of the major areas of restrictions we have set out three key steps between where we are now and where we want to be.
National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities
Last Friday the National Cabinet endorsed the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities, and agreed that the AIS-developed Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment provides a guide to a staged resumption of sport and recreation activities.
We continue to encourage everyone in the badminton community to remain vigilant and safe
Chief Executive Officer
The following resources are available for Clubs and Associations to assist with developing COVID-19 Safety plans:
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.
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.
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;
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.
Please find below information for associations, clubs and businesses within the badminton and sport community.
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.
Crown Group is a highly successful property development group, with a reputation for building globally leading luxury and hotel apartments. The Crown Group has been a supporter of the Australian Badminton Open.
Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is a member-based organisation that administers, controls and coordinates the participation of program sports at the Commonwealth Games every four year. Badminton Australia is extremely proud of its work with CGA and is keen to continue such a great relationship with the staff at CGA into the future.
The Badminton World Federation is the global body responsible for the development of badminton, with a vision to give every child the chance to play badminton, the BWF are key to the success of badminton at any level. Badminton Australia is a member of the BWF. Having supported the development of international tournaments in Australia and the development of athletes to the highest level, BA is very grateful to have the support of the BWF.
Badminton Oceania is the representative for the Badminton World Federation in the Oceania region. They are responsible for the development and progress of badminton within the Oceania region. Badminton Oceania are a great supporter of Badminton Australia and work closely with BA on a regular basis.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is a non-government, not-for-profit focused on developing youth and sport. The AOC is responsible for the funding, supporting, selection and sending of Australia athletes to the Olympics every four years. The AOC provides significant support to the Australian Badminton Falcons and the Badminton Australia Performance Pathway. Badminton Australia is very thankful and is perpetually excited for Australian badminton players to represent their country Olympic Games.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the second arm of the Australian Sports Commission, the focus of the AIS is at all aspects of high-performance sport and as a result Badminton’s High-Performance teams work with the leading minds at the AIS. Badminton Australia has been working with the AIS for many years and with a continued focus on high performance excellence, both home and abroad, is excited to continue to work with the AIS long into the future.
Li-Ning is a global leader in sports apparel, with a focus on badminton, Badminton Australia is proud to be partnered with an organisation with such a rich and successful history in sport and for it to support the Australian Badminton Falcons. Li-Ning has supported Olympic medal athletes across the world and continues to push badminton apparel forward.
Sport Australia is an arm of the Australian Sports Commission that is responsible for the broader sport sector. Included in their responsibilities are participation, governance and supporting activities that link to the sport industries growth and sustainability long term. Badminton Australia works closely with Sport Australia in areas of participation, governance and other sport related activities.
YONEX has been a supporter of the sport of badminton globally since 1957 when they produced their first badminton racquets. As the business has expanded so too has their equipment and apparel offerings. YONEX has supported badminton in Australia at all levels for a number of years and badminton Australia is very excited to continue its relationship with an organisation that has been involved in the sport for so long.