Players on tight leash as footy returns

All players will have their houses assessed for risk and visitors will be limited as part of the strict return to play protocols, with those breaching the rules facing tough penalties if they deliberately transgress.

Players and relevant officials will need to adhere to the restrictions that go further than what the rest of the community is expected to follow in order to minimise the risk of infection occurring within an AFL club.

Each player and official will be tested twice per week with the results known before they engage in contact training, which will start on May 25, with games starting on June 11.

If any player tests positive for coronavirus they will be removed from action, their contacts will be traced, and spend time in isolation. The AFL will fund the rigorous testing regime.


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