Bulldogs forced into isolation amid Melbourne cluster

Western Bulldogs players and staff have been forced into self-isolation after a staffer attended a coronavirus exposure site on Thursday.

Bulldogs training was cancelled today, with players and staff tested. They will be required to isolate until they receive a negative result.

The club confirmed the development in a statement released this afternoon.

“Western Bulldogs players, football department staff and match-day staff have all received coronavirus tests today and are currently isolating until they receive a negative result, after a staff member reported being at Highpoint Shopping Centre during the exposure period,” the statement read.

“As a precautionary measure, players and staff were asked by the AFL, in consultation with the State Government, to undergo testing and isolate to rule out any risk.

“The Bulldogs cooperated fully with the advice, in the best interests of public health and safety.

” It is expected that players and staff will be able to return to training on Wednesday, pending the negative test results being received overnight.

“The Club moved quickly to adjust its training schedule for the remainder of the week, and it expects minimal disruption to its preparations for Friday night’s match against Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.”

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