The announcement was made after the Central Coast Mariners confirmed several players had tested positive to COVID-19, forcing them into isolation.
As a part of protocols in New South Wales, all A-Leagues players and coaching staff undergo daily testing processes.
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“All players and staff have recently undergone PCR testing, however still await the result of those tests,” the Central Coast Mariners said in a statement.
“As per the government restrictions, these players and staff are labelled as close contacts and must self-isolate until a negative result is received from those PCR tests.
“The safety of our players, officials and spectators is our primary concern and we are working closely with A-Leagues and NSW Health to enact league protocol and to limit any potential spread of the virus.”
The scheduled A-League Women’s match will still go ahead, however play will occur behind closed doors in the interest of safety.
A decision around the Mariners’ New Year’s Eve fixture with Macarthur FC will be made in due course.
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