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Australian Open: Players can compete if they have Covid-19


Participants at the Australian Open won’t need to take Covid-19 test and can still play if they have the virus.


Tournament director Craig Tiley stated that they wanted to keep up with what was happening in the community.


We have taken it a step further and made a recommendation about staying away from people who are ill.

Last year, players were required to test every day and to isolate any positive results. In 2021, the event was within a biosecure bubble.

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The Nine-time winner Novak Djokovic is not vaccinated. He was deported just before the tournament due to his Covid-19 status.


“We have made it clear to our players and our staff that if anyone feels unwell, they should stay at home. Our medical staff will continue monitoring the situation, along with each player individually. Tiley agreed.


“It’s a normalised atmosphere for us and, not unlike the cricket, there will be potential players that will compete against Covid-19. ”


Matt Renshaw, a cricketer for Australia, continued to play in a five day test match against South Africa last week after testing positive for Covid-19.


The Australian Open begins on Monday 16 January and continues until Sunday 29 January.




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