Ahead of the upcoming AFL season return, players have been told to go on a ‘bonk ban’ as a measure to prevent the potential risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Clubs returned to training on Monday in the lead-up to the June 11 restart, and similarly to the NRL will be under strict social distancing regulations.
As first reported by The Herald Sun, players have been told to ‘act responsibly’ in regards to their sexual relationships in a new document.
Collingwood boss Eddie McGuire on Triple M ran through some of the wording in the document.
“The player can see someone they are in an intimate relationship with,” he said.
“Players must not allow anyone in their home other than those who live there on a permanent basis other than an emergency, for care or compassionate reasons, solely for purpose of welfare support, and for other essential reasons.”
Players will reportedly face sanctions if they are caught out and if they catch COVID-19 due to irresponsible sexual behaviour.
These are truly crazy times, and while it will be tough to police such a thing, the AFL has made their intentions clear.
Players will return to full contact training next week, and all players, staff and officials will be tested twice a week for coronavirus.
Source: Sporting News