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Western Bulldogs’ AFLW preparation thrown into COVID-19 chaos

Western Bulldogs AFLW gamers and employees have been despatched into isolation after a member of this system examined constructive to COVID-19.

The membership mentioned the person, who’s totally vaccinated, attended coaching freed from signs on Thursday however later returned a constructive take a look at.

The person has not been named.

Saturday’s deliberate coaching session was cancelled after the membership was made conscious of the constructive case on Friday night time.

The constructive case led to components of the Bulldogs’ excessive efficiency coaching centre being labeled as a tier one publicity web site.

“(The person) acquired a unfavorable outcome from a fast antigen take a look at on arrival (at Thursday’s coaching session),” the Bulldogs confirmed in an announcement on Saturday.

“PCR COVID checks have been additionally administered on the coaching session for all employees and gamers, consistent with common AFL testing protocols, with one take a look at returning a constructive outcome on Friday.

“All different members of the AFLW program acquired unfavorable outcomes from each their fast antigen take a look at and PCR take a look at.”

FILE: Hannah Scott of the bulldogs runs through the Spherical 6 AFLW match between the Collingwood Magpies and Western Bulldogs at Victoria Park in Melbourne, Sunday, March 7, 2021. Credit score: ROB PREZIOSO/AAPIMAGE

The Bulldogs are working with the AFL and the Victorian Division of Well being to find out how lengthy gamers and employees should isolate, and after they can resume coaching.

The constructive case on the Bulldogs follows the same scenario final month at Richmond.

A member of the Tigers’ AFLW program returned a constructive take a look at from a fast antigen take a look at earlier than coaching, forcing that session to be cancelled.

Each the AFL and Victorian authorities have launched vaccination mandates for AFL and AFLW gamers.

Twin Adelaide ladies’s premiership participant Deni Varnhagen turned the primary participant moved to the inactive checklist this week due to her refusal to obtain the vaccination.

The sixth season of the AFLW competitors will start on January 6.

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