Athletes will be able to continue competing if they feel ‘good enough’
The Australian Open organizers will not introduce mandatory testing requirements for COVID-19 for tennis players, writes The Age, citing the Executive Director of the Australian Tennis Federation, Craig Thiley.
Athletes who test positive for the coronavirus will be able to continue competing if they feel “good enough,” Thiely said. He emphasized that the likelihood that tennis players will infect each other with COVID-19 during the game is small. This is due to the fact that the tournaments take place outdoors with minimal contact.
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Tiley recommended that players notify the organizers of a positive test result so that medics can monitor their health. He also stressed that if you feel unwell, you must stay at home and observe self-isolation measures.
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The Australian Open will be held in Melbourne from 16 to 29 January. According to The Age, about 900,000 people will attend this year’s tournament.
“We are all happy to be back to competition, to move freely, to enjoy life as it was before. We are just happy to be back in the pre-COVID-19 environment,” said Australian tennis player Alex de Minaur.