R2 reshuffle: Two games postponed due to COVID restrictions

TWO NAB AFLW matches in round two have been postponed as a result of the Western Australia lockdown.

No rescheduled dates have yet been set for the Adelaide-Fremantle and GWS-West Coast clashes, with the four teams involved in varying levels of lockdown.


All remaining five matches will continue as planned.

AFL head of women’s football Nicole Livingstone said the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials.

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"While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community remains the priority and we remain committed to delivering a full season in a safe manner anchored in the advice of respective governments, public health officials and medical experts," Livingstone said.
"We will continue to remain as adaptable as possible as the season progresses in a constantly changing environment and we will listen to and work closely with each stakeholder to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone in the game."

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Perth and surrounding areas went into a five-day lockdown on Sunday night as a result of a positive COVID-19 case in a hotel quarantine security guard. 

Fremantle and West Coast AFL and AFLW players are allowed one hour's exercise a day with one other person

Adelaide is currently back home in South Australia and have been advised to quarantine for two weeks.  

The Crows are awaiting further guidance from their state government and the AFL, given they are not allowed to exercise during that time. 

GWS flew out of Perth (along with the Crows) on Sunday night, and then returned to Sydney on Monday for the first time since leaving for Albury on January 1.  

The Giants have been advised by the NSW Government to self-isolate until 9pm AEDT on Friday, which will be when the five-day Perth lockdown lifts. Like the Crows, the Giants cannot exercise in this time. 

Captain Chelsea Randall said the situation was not ideal but the club would continue to follow the advice of Government authorities after a "whirlwind 24 hours".

A marquee was set up at Adelaide headquarters for all players to complete a drive through COVID-19 test before heading home for 14 days self-isolation.

"We know it's a challenging and changing environment … but it's not really about us, it's about the health and wellbeing of our community and that's what's paramount," Randall said on Monday.

"At this stage it's just about getting through the next 24 hours."

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Tickets for the remaining five matches will go on sale on Tuesday morning, after being delayed on Monday as the AFL deliberated on how best to proceed in round two. 

Home members can access their tickets from 9am local time on Tuesday, with general public tickets to go on sale from 11am local time.

Revised round two fixture

Friday, February 5

Western Bulldogs v Carlton, Victoria University Whitten Oval, 7.45pm AEDT

Saturday, February 6

Collingwood v Gold Coast, Victoria Park, 3.10pm AEDT

Melbourne v Richmond, Casey Fields, 5.10pm AEDT

Sunday, February 7

North Melbourne v St Kilda, Arden Street Oval, 1.10pm AEDT

Brisbane v Geelong, Hickey Park, 2.10pm AEST

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