The AFL confirms Essendon player Conor McKenna breached AFL Return to Play protocols.
 
Conor visited the residence of his former host family's home, without gaining approval for the visit from his club, which is a breach of the AFL's Return To Play Protocols.
 
The AFL looked into the matter and as a result Conor was suspended for one week (already served in Round Four) meaning that he will be available for selection in Round Five.   
 
It should be noted that the breach is understood not to be the cause of his COVID-19 positive test. That cause has not yet been determined.

AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon said it was important, now more than ever, that players and officials adhered to the protocols.
 
"The protocols in place have been established to ensure the safety of the players, their families, clubs, staff and the wider community. Now, more than ever, we all must continue to be vigilant," Mr Dillon said.
 
"On behalf of the AFL, I would like to thank Conor and the Essendon Football Club for their cooperation during this challenging period."
 
The AFL also investigated Conor's attendance at rental inspections and will not take any action in respect of that matter. 
 
Conor has been released from quarantine and is permitted to return to training at the club