Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

22 July 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier

AFL update

The Tasmanian Government acknowledges the AFL’s fixture announcement yesterday.

As I have said, the possibility of matches being played in Tasmania is entirely dependent on whether we can safely open our borders, which I have made clear to the AFL.

The facts are, AFL players will not receive a quarantine exemption under current Tasmanian border restrictions nor will they receive any special treatment.

We will continue to have discussions with the AFL on the potential for matches this year in both Launceston and Hobart.

We will continue to take Public Health advice on the matter of crowd numbers, however we will not do anything that will risk the health and safety of Tasmanians.

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