New Quarantine Venues Secured for Australian Open Players

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Tennis Australia is finalising new quarantine venues for international players ahead of the Australian Open.

An impending legal challenge from residents of the Westin Hotel in Melbourne has forced the original contract to be cancelled.

Tennis’ national governing body insists the overhaul of its quarantine arrangements won’t disrupt the start of the tournament.

Chief Executive Craig Tiley says, the quarantine set up will be watertight by the time players touch down.

“In the process that we have for the players that are arriving, starting next week, they have to be tested before they leave there’s testing that’ll take place every single day, they remain in isolation for 14 days”, said Mr Tiley.

Tennis Australia will announce the new venues in coming days.

“This has been part of our event planning right from the beginning… to ensure that obviously the players and those in the community are safe and we’re confident that the properties that have been selected are going to be able to deliver on that”, said Mr Tiley.

The first Grand Slam of the year is due to commence on February 8th.

 

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