When asked about the Ashes series, which begins December 8 in Brisbane, Queensland, he said: “I don’t issue passports or visas… but I think it’s highly unlikely that the Commonwealth Government would allow anyone into this country.” that has not been negotiated twice, at least in the medium term. That may change over time.”
Categories of authorized workers covered by Friday’s health order included “professional or elite athletes, workers who support the safe operation of that person’s professional sport” and broadcasters.
Authorized workers must receive their first vaccination by October 15 and their second by November 26 or face a ban on working.
“Ultimately, if you want to come into work and you’re on the authorized list, you have to have your first stitch by (October 15),” Andrews told reporters as Victoria announced 1,143 new local Covid-19 cases.
The health order was issued as Australia cricket captain Tim Paine said the Ashes would continue even if England captain Joe Root refused to travel in protest at the host country’s strict Covid-19 quarantine restrictions.
Root and some of his teammates have expressed doubts about the tour due to “bladder fatigue” and concerns about not being able to bring their families.
“The ash is going ahead. The first test is December 8 – whether Joe’s here or not,” Paine told radio station SEN Hobart.
“That is negotiated through us, and then they have a choice of whether or not to get on that plane.
“Nobody forces an English player to come. That’s the beauty of the world we live in – the choice is yours. If you don’t want to come, don’t come.”
Cricket Australia has negotiated with the country’s authorities over English players’ concerns.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2021/10/01/ashes-australian-open-competitors-require-full-vaccination-refused/ Ashes and Australian Open competitors to require full vaccination or be refused entry