The AFL confirms that multiple players and club staff members have visited Victorian exposure sites over the last few days including attending the Wallabies vs France rugby match at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Tuesday 13 July.
Several players and staff members across the clubs – Collingwood, Essendon, GWS Giants, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs either attended the rugby match on Tuesday night or visited other listed exposure sites in Victoria – some of these players and staff are currently in Queensland.
The AFL has notified the Queensland government and acting in accordance with their directions.
Each person who has attended an exposure site has since been tested and all have received a negative test result.
Victoria exposure sites are classified as either Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 and all players and staff affected are following the advice provided by the Victorian department of health, dependent of what ‘level of tier’ they have been exposed too.
The AFL confirms there are a number of players and staff that are currently classified as Tier 1.
Tier 1 enforces a mandatory 14-day quarantine period regardless of a negative test result – those affected are currently undertaking this directive.
The majority of the attendees from the clubs who attended the Rugby are classified as Tier 3 – advised to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they become unwell.
The Victorian department of health continue to contact those directly affected with further updates.
Round 18 of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season continues today and all matches will proceed as scheduled.