Sydney Swans coaches have been forced to isolate after attending a café on Monday shortly after a man who had tested positive to the COVID-19 virus, with results for the Swans staff coming back negative.
The man’s whereabouts have been traced across Sydney’s east, with one location revealed to be the Azure Café, which is situated in Moore Park near the Swans’ headquarters.
The café is also near the facilities of NRL giants the Sydney Roosters as well the the NRL head office, with players and staff from the code also forced to isolate and undergo testing.
Swans coach John Longmire attended the café outside of the exposure time, while assistants Jarrad McVeigh, Dean Cox and Don Pyke attended the café at approximately 1pm on Monday, with the infected man understood to have been present at the same venue between 12:30pm and 1:00pm.
The Swans have since confirmed that all players and coaches have returned negative tests after undergoing procedures on Wednesday.
The update is a strong sign the AFL won’t need to readjust the upcoming round of fixtures for Round 8.
Greater Western Sydney players have been told by the league to undergo testing of their own as they look to prepare for their respective game this weekend.
The Giants are scheduled to face Essendon at home on Saturday afternoon, while the Swans are planning to fly to Melbourne to face the Demons later that day.