The AFL confirms that the West Coast Eagles players and staff who traveled to Geelong have been tested for COVID and returned a negative result. Their sixth round match at GMHBA Stadium against the Geelong Cats will go as planned today with the West Coast Eagles returning on a charter flight to Perth after tonight’s game.
For supporters, the AFL is encouraging everyone in the community to take government advice that anyone who has traveled to Victoria from Greater Perth and the Peel area of Western Australia since April 17 should immediately self-isolate, a coronavirus test must do and stay isolated until they get a negative result.
Fans will not be allowed to attend Victoria games this weekend if they have been in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel regions since April 17, unless they have confirmation of a negative COVID test.
The AFL will continue to be run by the respective governments and public health officials, with the health and safety of everyone in the game and the wider community remaining a priority.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer made a statement regarding people who have traveled to parts of Western Australia in the past week.
Fans wishing to attend an AFL game in Victoria on the weekend of April 24-25 must follow the advice in this notice:
The Chief Health Officer declared Greater Perth and the Peel region of Western Australia to be red zones (excluding transit) under Victoria’s “traffic light” travel authorization system on Saturday, April 24th at 2:01 am Victorian time.
Victorians in these areas must follow local directions. If they enter Victoria during the Red Zones, they must be quarantined at home for 14 days. If non-Victorians enter Victoria in the red zones, they will remain in hotel quarantine until a return flight is arranged.
Additionally, if you are currently in Victoria and have been in the Perth Metropolitan Area and Peel Area (excluding transit) between April 17th and April 23rd, including, you will need to isolate yourself within 72 hours of a test do and stay isolated until you get a negative result.
Victoria has published exposure pages linked to a COVID-19 case. If you were on Qantas Flight 778 from Perth to Melbourne on Wednesday April 21st, regardless of your test result, you must isolate, get tested, and remain isolated for 14 days.
WA Health has published exposure sites on Healthy WA.
If you are currently in Victoria and have been to one of these exposure sites, contact the Department of Health immediately at 1300 651 160.
To view exposure locations in Victoria, visit Case Notices – Public Exposure Locations.
In addition, as the event organizer or the owner / operator of the venue, you must contact the participants, patrons or spectators and inform them that they are not allowed to attend your event (s) if they are in the greater Perth area and the Peel region during the exposure period unless they have evidence of a negative COVID test and must follow appropriate advice from WA Health and the Department of Health.