Australian Open: Players can compete if they’ve Covid-19

The Australian Open begins on Monday, 16 January and runs till Sunday, 29 January

Players on the Australian Open won’t have to take Covid-19 assessments and will play if they’ve the virus.

“We just wanted to follow what’s currently in the community,” event director Craig Tiley stated.

“We have gone a step further by making a recommendation around staying away when you’re ill.”

Final 12 months gamers needed to check each day and isolate if constructive and likewise needed to be vaccinated, whereas in 2021 the occasion passed off in a biosecure bubble.

9-time champion Novak Djokovic, who’s unvaccinated, was deported final January simply earlier than the event due to his Covid-19 standing.

“We’ve made it clear to our players, as well as our staff, if anyone is feeling unwell, stay home, our medical staff will continue to monitor that, with the players individually as well.” Tiley added.

“It’s a normalised environment for us and, not dissimilar to the cricket, there will potentially be players that will compete with Covid-19.”

Final week cricketer Matt Renshaw continued to play for Australia in a five-day check match in opposition to South Africa in Sydney after testing constructive for Covid-19.

The Australian Open begins on Monday, 16 January and runs till Sunday, 29 January.

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