AFL BOSS Gillon McLachlan has been receiving daily updates of every player to have been tested for the COVID-19 virus since the game's suspension, with more than 1260 negative results returned as of Saturday morning.
The League announced that players would be forced to undertake strict medical protocols in the lead-up to the resumption of training next Monday, which includes biweekly COVID-19 testing for all players and staff members.
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Every player was tested for COVID-19 this week, while testing on players and members of the football department from across the competition will continue at least 24 hours before each session to ensure every person involved is cleared prior to training.
"It's automatic and it goes into a system," McLachlan told Fox Footy.
"Over the last two months, I've been getting updates every single day. I've got a log of every player on a list and anyone who checked in with a symptom has been tested over that period.
"It's all pretty automated and organised. This morning I got a log through … I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, but there's over 1260 tests that have been done and they're all negative as of this morning.
"The players have been unbelievably cooperative and have demonstrated great leadership on this."
McLachlan also confirmed that the implications of a potential positive test result would depend on the context and the circumstances of that particular player or staff member.
"Obviously it's a hypothetical and it will depend on the circumstances … when and where they are in the week and what happens," McLachlan said.
"They'll be tested in the 24 hours out before any contact. It will only go ahead if there are all negatives. Other than that, they're restricted to groups of eight players.
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"You'll know where they are in the cycle and what the implications are. Broadly, that player will be sat out and anyone who has had close contact in the 24 or 48 hours leading up will determine anyone else who has to be stood down.
"Then it will be a question for the doctors about the scale and the implications. What we've done now is taken the advice and got processes and protocols and a testing regime.
"Every single player will have their temperature taken, physically inspected, as they arrive every day … beyond the testing."