All Melbourne Damon players and staff have received negative COVID-19 test results, and are clear to take part in the team’s game against the Western Bulldogs.
- All of the AFL’s Round 11 games will continue after Melbourne players and staff receive a negative result of COVID-1.
- Damen can now take part in Friday night’s round match against the Western Bulldogs at Duckland, which will be played without fans.
- Three games – Gold Coast-Hawthorne, Richmond-Adelaide and Port Adelaide-Fremantle – had changed start times or locations due to the outbreak of COVID-1 out in Victoria.
Later, there were concerns about the game All Melbourne players and staff were forced to stay away and test Thursday
The move follows reports that one of the Demons players visited a risk site in Melbourne.
That player must isolate himself for 1 of the day, regardless of the outcome, although it is understood that the player has had a negative test with his team.
After 10 rounds, the marquee game between the two-1-1 and the Demons and Bulldogs will be played tonight behind closed doors at Duckland. The Victorian government announced a seven-day statewide lockdown and banned fans from participating in approved sports events..
AFL chief Gillan McClachlan confirmed on Thursday that the crowd ban could only be for this round and that the league would monitor the situation before making any decisions on future rounds.
Two Round 11 games have also switched locations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria.
Gold Coast-Hawthorne Games – Originally played in Darwin – Now Saturday night will be in SCG.
Richmond was to host Adelaide at Sunday’s MCG, but the two teams will now play at Sydney’s Giants Stadium.
Power’s game against Fremantle at the Adelaide Oval has been postponed by 400 minutes and will now start at 20:20 (AEST) as the umpires travel from Perth.
All other games will be on schedule.
More to come.