Basketball in indoor Facilities during Phase 3

As Ontario Basketball (OBA) teams begin to re-enter facilities across the province, member clubs are reminded to comply with provincial and local health and safety standards. Due to the current restrictions of Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the Ontario government’s guidelines for reopening business, the OBA has not, and will not, be sanctioning games between OBA teams.


Each facility determines their own health and safety protocols based on the Ontario Government’s regulations. OBA has collected and communicated elements of the current government regulations as they pertain to basketball in our Return to Play: Phase 3 guidelines; however, you must refer to the current government regulations themselves in order to understand all of their provisions. In this regard please see page 13 below ‘Legal Disclaimer’. Each region also has their own local health and safety regulations designed to mitigate the risks related to the contraction and spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is a reminder to the membership that every facility is different.


There may however be facilities who choose to ignore the Ontario government’s guidelines and regulations. OBA recommends that member clubs exercise their discretion in favour of the safety of OBA members and refrain from using facilities that fail to comply with the government’s guidelines and regulations. OBA encourages its members to report non-compliance to their local authorities as they consider appropriate.


OBA appreciates its members continued patience and cooperation in the return to basketball.