Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has confirmed that some key stakeholders in the AFL could be granted exemptions to quarantine should Adelaide play host to this year’s AFL Grand Final.
South Australia has pitched its bid to host the big event, with Premier Steven Marshall pointing to South Australia’s record in quashing the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state.
However, under current rules in South Australia, anybody entering the state is subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, unless granted an exemption by health authorities.
SA’s Police Commissioner confirmed that some people from within the AFL and other stakeholders in the game could be granted those exemptions.
“We’re happy to do that because we think this is a really important opportunity for South Australia,” Commissioner Stevens said.
South Australia is pitching to nab the October game from the grips of Queensland, who is considered the favourite to play host to the game.
The AFL has indicated that a decision on the game’s venue will be made public this week.
Listen to Premier Steven Marshall’s thoughts on Adelaide’s chances of winning the rights to host the AFL GF: