Rugby AU head office locked down as Sevens pair tested for COVID-19

Rugby Australia confirmed on Sunday evening that two squad members had displayed symptoms associated with the virus over the weekend and were in self-isolation.

“As a precautionary measure, Rugby Australia headquarters has been closed for two days for an intensive clean,” the statement read.

“All administrative staff have been advised to work from home, and the Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams will not attend the facility on Monday or Tuesday.

“Rugby Australia has implemented a stringent policy with regards to any player or staff member that experiences symptoms associated with the virus.

“The policy concerns any person who starts to exhibit signs and symptoms of the virus that has recently travelled overseas to any country or has been in direct contact with someone known to have the virus.

“The person must self-isolate for 14 days and be tested for COVID-19.”

The results of the tests are expected to be known within 72 hours.

The tests follow that of a Waratahs Super W player last week that came back negative.

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