League Statement Following NZ’s Move to Alert Level 4

Following today's decision by the New Zealand Government that the nation will move to Level 4 at midnight tonight, the second week of the Sal’s NBL women’s season will not proceed from this Thursday August 19 to Sunday August 22.


The League will make a further announcement with regards to week three, and subsequent weeks of competition, once further updates are received from the Government later this week.


“It goes without saying that everyone across the Sal’s NBL is supportive of the New Zealand Government’s decision to go hard and go early in this latest battle against Covid-19,” said League General Manager, Justin Nelson.


“As a League we have shown throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, that the health and safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff and fans is our number one priority, as is the health and safety of the community.


“During week one of competition, played in south Auckland between Thursday August 12 and Sunday August 15, we had eight teams, along with a number of officials and staff, travel to Auckland from locations around New Zealand.


“As per the instructions provided tonight from the Government, we have advised everyone who has travelled, as well as those located across Auckland, to monitor for symptoms and follow all advice provided by the Health Department.


“The League will make further decisions about the remainder of this year’s season at the appropriate time.”


The latest advice from the Government, as well as information on the Covid-19 Alert Levels in Aotearoa can be found here - Unite against COVID-19 (


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