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How are the Melbourne Teams Coping?

Genuine Question

My Daughter lives in Melbourne and is in lockdown. I don't know exactly how it works, but I'm guessing no practice??

Elsewhere, most other teams (with players) are training, and players are working out. There will always be late additions, etc, etc, but at some point this becomes a disadvantage for Melbourne teams.

Are they relocating? Is getting out of Melbourne to a country centre an option? Or do they need to hop a boat to Tassie?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Its July

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lots of Melbourne based WNBL players are still posting Instagram stories at courts/gyms....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pro sports teams have exemptions to train

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Anonymous  
Last month

Both Melbourne teams are still training

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D2.0  
Last month

^ok
So if you live in one of the lockdown areas, but you're a professional sports person, the lockdown doesn't apply??

Why was such a big deal made of the AFL relocating peole from locked down suburbs? If they had an exemption?

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Anonymous  
Last month

If true it's no wonder Melbourne are in trouble, follow medical guidelines, it can’t be that hard.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Under the rules, you are allowed to attend work unless you can do it from home. Professional sports teams are permitted to attend work.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Why was such a big deal made of the AFL relocating peole from locked down suburbs?"

Maybe to do with the need for AFL players to be able to freely cross borders into other states? When the 'hotspot' postcodes initially were locked down, I think NSW and Qld said they wouldn't let people from those postcodes into their states without a quarantine period.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seems to be 1 rule for some and another rule for others. Why are pro teams allowed to train, yet all other activities are shut down.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe because it's their job and they can’t 'work from home’?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Why are pro teams allowed to train, yet all other activities are shut down."

Lots of jobs aren't shut down, including pro sports.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Construction jobs have never stopped, in NZ they shut down everything for a month and got control of the virus.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lots of jobs have been shut down cause they can't work from home. How many chef's have had their restaurant shut down and job's lost.
Not to mention the staff of local sport clubs / associations that aren't working anymore, and their stadiums closed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

No doubt a lot people have been stood down, it was never a full lock down though like NZ. I know people on job keeper that are casuals in clubs and pubs, restaurants who were part time employees but had worked for the same organisation for longer than twelve months that are getting more on the job keeper scream sitting at home watching Netflix than working. It was a right scheme badly implemented. The government knows it and that's why they want to stop it. As usual though the media let this government off the hook.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Chefs rely on people coming to their work to eat. The nbl teams are in a gym, alone, working

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