The AFL confirms the West Coast Eagles players and staff who travelled to Geelong have been COVID tested and have returned a negative result. Their Round Six match at GMHBA Stadium against the Geelong Cats will proceed as planned today with the West Coast Eagles to return to Perth on a charter flight following the match this evening.
For supporters, the AFL encourages everyone in the community to follow the advice of the Government that anyone who has entered Victoria from the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region in Western Australia since April 17 must immediately self-isolate, get a coronavirus test, and stay isolated until they receive a negative result.
Supporters must not attend matches in Victoria this weekend if they have been in the Perth metropolitan area and Peel regions since April 17 unless they have confirmation of a negative COVID test.
The AFL will continue to be led by the advice of respective governments and public health officials with the health and safety of everyone in the game and the wider community remaining the priority.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has issued a statement regarding people who have travelled to parts of Western Australia in the past week.
Fans who plan on attending an AFL match in Victoria on the weekend of April 24 and 25 must follow the advice in this notice:
The Chief Health Officer has declared the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region in Western Australia red zones (other than for transit) under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system from 2:01am Victorian time on Saturday 24 April.
Victorians in these areas must follow local directions. If they leave to enter Victoria while red zones are in effect, they must quarantine at home for 14 days. If non-Victorians in red zones enter Victoria, they will stay 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 region (other than for transit) between 17 April and 23 April inclusive, you must isolate, get a test within 72 hours, and stay isolated until you receive a negative result.
Victoria has published exposure sites linked to a COVID-19 case. If you were on Qantas Flight 778 from Perth to Melbourne on Wednesday 21 April, you must isolate, get tested, and stay isolated for 14 days regardless of your test result.
WA Health has published exposure sites at Healthy WA.
If you are currently in Victoria and have been to any of these exposure sites, immediately contact the Department of Health at 1300 651 160.
To view exposure sites in Victoria, visit Case alerts - public exposure sites.
Additionally, as the event organiser or venue owner / operator, you must contact attendees, patrons or spectators and notify them that they are not to attend your event/s if they have been in the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region during the exposure periods unless they have evidence of a negative COVID test and that they will need to follow the relevant advice issued by WA Health and the Department of Health.