The Melbourne Storm says despite its home town recording new outbreaks of COVID-19, the coronavirus-free Queensland town in which they have set up camp has nothing to fear.
Via the ABC.
The NRL side is training at the four-star Twin Waters resort on the Sunshine Coast — a region with no active COVID-19 cases — ahead of its match against the Roosters on Thursday at Brisbane's Lang Park.
Storm chief executive David Donaghy said the players and staff had been essentially locked down even before leaving Victoria ahead of the most recent outbreaks.
"Players haven't been allowed out to dinners or to the park or cafes," he said.
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"They haven't been allowed to pick up a takeaway coffee from the local coffee shop, which is tough for Melbournians.
"They haven't been able to go for even a walk around the block."
He said the Storm arrived on the Sunshine Coast last Wednesday and were tested the following day before their Friday game in Sydney.
All results came back negative.
Their families were tested on Sunday as they arrived to join players and staff, and they too were given the all clear.
But while the team's location has changed, its COVID-19 rules of engagement remain the same.