Ashes and Australian Open competitors must demand full vaccination or be refused entry
Asked about the Ashes series, which begins in Brisbane, Queensland on December 8, he said: “I don’t issue passports or visas… but I think it’s highly unlikely that the Commonwealth government will let anyone in. this country. it has not been double-vaxx, certainly in the medium term. This could change over time.
Categories of authorized workers covered by Friday’s health decree included “professional or high performance athletes, workers who support the safe operation of that person’s professional sport” and broadcasters.
Authorized workers must receive their first vaccine by October 15 and their second by November 26, otherwise they will be banned from their workplace.
“At the end of the day if you want to come to work and you’re on the cleared list, you have to have your first shot by (October 15),” Andrews told reporters as Victoria announced 1,143 new local cases of Covid -19.
The health order was issued as Australian cricket captain Tim Paine said the Ashes would move forward even if England captain Joe Root refused to travel to protest against the host country’s strict Covid-19 quarantine restrictions .
Root and some of his teammates have expressed doubts about the tour due to “bubble fatigue” and fears that they will not be allowed to take their families with them.
“The Ashes are moving forward. The first test is on December 8 – whether Joe is there or not, ”Paine told SEN Hobart Radio.
“It will be settled above us and then they will have a choice whether or not to get on that plane.”
“Nobody is forcing an English player to come. That’s the beauty of the world we live in – you have a choice. If you don’t want to come, don’t come.
Cricket Australia has negotiated with the country’s authorities over the concerns of England players.