The Australian Open begins on Monday, 16 January and runs till Sunday, 29 January
Gamers on the Australian Open won’t must take Covid-19 checks and will play if they’ve the virus.
“We simply wished to comply with what’s presently locally,” match director Craig Tiley stated.
“We have now gone a step additional by making a suggestion round staying away once you’re in poor health.”
Final yr gamers needed to check day by day and isolate if optimistic and likewise needed to be vaccinated, whereas in 2021 the occasion happened in a biosecure bubble.
9-time champion Novak Djokovic, who’s unvaccinated, was deported final January simply earlier than the match due to his Covid-19 standing.
“We have made it clear to our gamers, in addition to our employees, if anybody is feeling unwell, keep residence, our medical employees will proceed to observe that, with the gamers individually as effectively.” Tiley added.
“It is a normalised surroundings for us and, not dissimilar to the cricket, there’ll doubtlessly be gamers that can compete with Covid-19.”
Final week cricketer Matt Renshaw continued to play for Australia in a five-day check match in opposition to South Africa in Sydney after testing optimistic for Covid-19.
The Australian Open begins on Monday, 16 January and runs till Sunday, 29 January.