Badminton Australia Coronavirus Statement – March 13, 2020

Badminton Australia and the State and Territory badminton organisations continue to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19 (Coranavirus) and monitor the advice provided by the Australian and State/Territory Governments.

The situation is constantly evolving, the most up to date advice and information pertaining to sport activity can be found at the AIS webpage and more general information at the Federal Government webpage dedicated to providing evidence based, real time advice in a number of areas, including travelling to sporting events, athletes arriving or returning to Australia, and FAQ’s relating to COVID-19.

The website also links to other sources of information including the Australian Government Department of Health and WHO situation reports.

Badminton Australia’s priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all participants in our sport. To ensure this we ask that people in the badminton community do not participate in badminton activities if …

  • you have been in any of the declared zones in the past two weeks (check here and include high / moderate risk zones)
  • have been in contact with anyone who has been travelling in those zones, or if you are concerned you have been have been exposed to the virus
  • have the slightest feeling of illness – i.e. colds and other flu like symptoms.

We ask everyone to practice high levels of hygiene health (washing hands, sanitizer etc) which are widely considered by health experts to be key to disease prevention and management. We also ask that you avoid physical contact with others.

Keeping our badminton community healthy over the next few months will be our priority. While it is an uncertain time we will take a careful and conservative approach and work closely with State/Territory Badminton organisations, Federal Government, AIS, AOC and Paralympics Australia.

Thank you for your patience and support and we will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.

Jamie Parsons

Chief Executive Officer

Badminton Australia



Badminton Australia

15/8 Techno Park Drive, Williamstown

(03) 9397 4722

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