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AFL confirms vaccination policy

The AFL has mandated it's no vaccination no play policy that will see all AFL and AFLW players need to be fully vaccinated before taking to the field.


Unvaccinated players won’t be able to attend club or AFL premises, including to train or play, unless they have a league-approved medical exemption.


The February 18 deadline is the final stage of the AFL’s three-stage schedule.


Stage one is already in full swing in Victoria, due to the government’s authorised worker mandate released earlier in October that states all authorised workers must have their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination by October 22 – high-performance athletes fell under that umbrella.


The second stage applies to all remaining AFLW players and AFL staff, as well as the full group at the Sydney Swans and GWS Giants, as they are required to have had their first dose by November 19 and be fully vaccinated by December 17.


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