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AFL players forced into quarantine after frequenting exhibition sites
I have heard that a number of AFL players and officials have visited Level 1 exhibition sites – they have tested negative and will be going through their 14 day quarantine period – do you know s are they allowed to play?
That’s right. In total, there are eight AFL clubs linked to the COVID-19 drama.
Essendon, Collingwood, GWS, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney and the Western Bulldogs have all been caught up in the drama.
Some of the players and staff involved attended the Wallabies test last Tuesday against France at AAMI Park.
The Rugby Union Test has been transformed into a Tier 1 exhibition site since some teams – the Bombers, Giants, Kangaroos, Swans and Bulldogs – arrived in Queensland on Thursday.
The AFL has informed the Queensland government and said “a number” of players and staff are classified as Level 1, which enforces a mandatory 14-day quarantine period regardless of test results .
But the majority of AFL Club Wallabies test participants are classified as Level 3, which only requires them to watch for symptoms and get tested if they don’t feel well.
Players who undergo 14 days of quarantine will not be allowed to leave to play games.
“We will continue to make the decisions necessary to best protect the competition and the community at large,” AFL football general manager Andrew Dillon said in a statement on Saturday.
You can read more about it here.