Sydney and GWS have been dealt a cruel blow after the Queensland government changed its quarantine plan for families.
The AFL was yesterday told that family members desperate to reunite with their footy-playing loved ones will be confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days.
It’s understood the Queensland government had initially agreed on a similar model to last year’s transition hub, in which partners and children could mingle in the hotel precinct.
But late yesterday the government informed the AFL of a far stricter policy.
The league remains in talks with the Queensland government and the terms and conditions are subject to change and need to be agreed upon by all parties.
The league is hopeful of a better result for family members. Sydney and GWS have been on the road since June 22 when they were flown at short notice to Melbourne in the wake of the state’s latest Covid outbreak.