Tennis players who will participate at this year’s Australian Open will not have to test for COVID-19, and they will even be able to play if affected. This news is the official announcement from the Australian Open director and CEO of Tennis Australia, Craig Tiley.
Tiley stated that the health situation in Australia had changed dramatically for the better and that vaccination is no longer a requirement for participation at the first grand slam of the year.
“We’ve made it clear to our players, as well as our over 12,000 staff. We ask … if anyone is feeling unwell, stay home,” Tiley said in comments reported by news outlets, including broadcaster Nine News.