If a player contracts Coronavirus during the Australian Open, the player will still be permitted to play.
By Richard Pagliaro | Monday, January 9, 2023

Coronavirus won't sideline players at the Australian Open.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley announced if a player tests positive for COVID-19 during the season's first Grand Slam, the player will be permitted to play.

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Additionally, players will not be tested for Coronavirus during the tournament.

The Australian Open starts on January 16th.

It's a marked contrast to the 2021 Australian Open played in a biosecure bubble as Melbourne imposed some of the strictest pandemic policies on the planet.

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Tiley said changes are a reflection of current community health policy.

"We just wanted to follow what's currently in the community," Tiley told the media in Melbourne. "We have gone a step further by making a recommendation around staying away when you're ill, and that our medical staff will continue to monitor that, with the players individually as well."