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How the NRL is ‘ahead of the curve’ protecting its season from COVID

Chris O'Keefe
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A raft of health measures have returned to NRL camps as coronavirus infections show no sign of slowing across the country.

Players will be required to test negative before returning to training from Thursday and can only attend public venues if they sit outside and receive table service.

General Manager of Football for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Phil Gould told Chris O’Keefe the challenge is to minimise the downtime for players infected with COVID.

“The league doesn’t want to go back into bubble and full lockdown quarantine as we have for the past two years, again, that’s what vaccinations were all about.

“There’s no hard and fast rule on it, only recommendations, and it could, during the season, mean a player misses up to two or three games.”

Press PLAY below to hear all the measures the NRL is taking 

Chris O'Keefe
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