As South Australia records 14 days straight without a new COVID-19 infection attention has turned to the easing of some restrictions, including those on professional sport.
With multiple options being explored for the resumption of the AFL season, the “fly-in-fly-out” model has become the most likely option.
However, the ongoing meatworks outbreak in Victoria along with infection levels throughout the country mean that the Crows and Power are unlikely to welcome interstate teams for the time being.
The Advertiser reports that Premier Steven Marshall supports the ‘FIFO’ model over the previously-mooted ‘hubs’ model, but says that the South Aussie teams might need to expect some more travel in the early rounds.
“It makes it much more likely that in the early rounds of the season that our games from South Australia would be away games,” Premier Marshall said.
“I have been in touch with Gill McLachlan today to let him know South Australia’s chief medical officer Nicola Spurrier…is now doing a final look at the various models that have been proposed…and will reply to him directly.”
While SA now only has 2 remaining cases of the virus, Victoria has recorded 34 new infections over the last two days.
The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement on the easing of some lockdowns after tomorrow’s national cabinet meeting.