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‘Inappropriate’: SA revokes border exemptions for Power players’ Vic families

“In this instance, that wasn’t the case.”

Fox Sports reported that the special exemptions were made for family members of Travis Boak, Ollie Wines, Robbie Gray, Tom Clurey, Tom Rockliff and Darcy Byrne-Jones.

Spurrier said she acted as soon as she became aware of the situation late on Wednesday.

“I was made aware that there have been 11 Victorian family members of some of our local football players who were given an exemption to travel to South Australia,” she said.

“We do have a very rigorous exemption process. As people will know we’ve got quite a hard border with Victoria at the moment.

“This was an inappropriate decision by one member of the SA health exemption committee,” she said.

“Our normal process is that we would have a full panel meeting.”

She confirmed that five family members had already travelled to South Australia and would have to undergo two weeks of hotel quarantine at their own expense.

“As soon as I heard this I revoked the other exemptions because it is absolutely, entirely inappropriate at this point of time.”

Meanwhile in Western Australia, the West Coast Eagles are “back in their own beds” in Perth ahead of next week’s elimination final against Collingwood, having left their Queensland hub after winning the right to host a home final.

But the strict quarantine measures mandated by the Western Australian government for people entering or returning to the state show that even footballers are subject to tough requirements.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson and captain Luke Shuey have revealed that even contact with their families in their own homes is heavily restricted.

Luke Shuey described the strict quarantine rules in WA for him and his teammates.

Luke Shuey described the strict quarantine rules in WA for him and his teammates.Credit:Getty Images

“I think we’re allowed 15 minutes of contact with family throughout the day,” Simpson said on Wednesday.

“So we appreciate that, and then we get some time allocated at the football club as well.

“We’re either here, or we’re home, we can’t do anything else in between, which is fully understandable.

“It’s the second time we’ve done it so I think the guys are a little bit more comfortable with the environment we’re in, knowing we’ve got some special exemptions.

“We’re all fine.”

Shuey explained on Perth radio how, naturally, that meant sleeping in different rooms.

“Full quarantine at home is you can’t leave the house unless we’re coming to training, or commitments at the club,” he told hit92.9

“It’s a little bit awkward. I feel like I’m 15, 16 again.

Asked why such a rule was in place, Shuey replied: “I’m not sure mate. Take that up with the government.

“I don’t think they do monitor it but we do get random police checks to make sure we’re at home.”

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