The club has been advised today that Gary Ablett will not be able to enter Queensland until 1 September unless he entered a hard quarantine. This would mean Gary could not train during this period.

As such Gary will travel with the large AFL party on 1 September at which time he will complete a 14-day quarantine in the AFL’s transition hub 3. 

Geelong’s General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd has made the following statement in relation to this decision. 

“While Gary and the club are disappointed, we understand the importance of staying diligent in the fight against COVID-19. 

“The Queensland government and health officials have been first class throughout this time in supporting clubs and the game. 

“Gary had important family matters that required him to return home. We were fully supportive of that decision. 

“Gary will continue to train before coming into Queensland on 1 September. We look forward to Gary and his family joining us once the quarantine is complete.”