COVID Chaos Returns And Places Restrictions On AFL

May 26, 2021 by

This year’s AFL season has shuddered to a sudden halt in the wake of new COVID-19-related restrictions announced by the state of Victoria on Tuesday. The AFL is now awaiting further information from the government with regards to crowds gathering at its games over the course of the next few days.

On Monday, Victoria’s officials announced that four people in the Whittlesea area had tested positive for the virus. These included a man in his 30s, a man and a woman each in their 70s and a child of pre-school age.

Another case of COVID-19 was detected in Melbourne overnight, bringing the total number of people infected in this particular cluster to five as of Tuesday morning.

As a result of these new cases, restrictions will be introduced across the city and will remain in place until at least 4 June. These include:

  • Household gatherings limited to five people per day
  • All public gatherings limited to 30 people
  • Masks must be worn indoors by everyone aged 12 and over.

James Merlino, acting premier, said that the settings on all AFL game day attendances are currently under review. While there are no crowd caps in place for sporting events in Victoria at the moment, they will soon be adopted.

On Tuesday, Ticketmaster confirmed that sales for rounds 11 and 12 have been stopped. It remains uncertain as to when sales will resume.

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