Rugby Australia has
confirmed that two members of the Australian Sevens program will be tested for
COVID-19 after showing signs and symptoms associated with the virus.
The two members of the program both self-isolated after experiencing symptoms
this weekend. Both had attended the Rugby Australia High Performance centre
within its Moore Park headquarters during the past week.
As a precautionary measure, Rugby Australia headquarters has been closed for
two days for an intensive clean. All administrative staff have been advised to
work from home, and the Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams will not
attend the facility on Monday or Tuesday.
Rugby Australia has implemented a stringent policy with regards to any player
or staff member that experiences symptoms associated with the virus. The policy
concerns any person who starts to exhibit signs and symptoms of the virus that
has recently travelled overseas to any country or has been in direct contact
with someone known to have the virus. The person must self-isolate for 14 days
and be tested for COVID-19.
Results of the tests are expected to be known within 72 hours.