NRL players to reunite with families in Queensland

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The NRL volition reunite players with their families connected Wednesday, with the Queensland authorities agreeing to an exertion to reunite contiguous relatives forced isolated by the league's determination to the Sunshine State.

Almost 500 household members volition question to Surfers Paradise to reunite with their loved ones aft Rugby League Central successfully submitted idiosyncratic applications to participate the state.

Families were acceptable to beryllium flown to Queensland past Saturday to statesman a 14-day isolation period, however, those plans were enactment connected clasp aft the Queensland authorities requested much accusation astir the NRL's Covid-safe plan.

After back-and-forth betwixt league HQ and the authorities government, NRL CEO Andrew Abdo revealed the palmy exertion successful a missive penned to players, officials and families connected Monday night.

"Thank you for your patience implicit the past fewer days," Abdo wrote.

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo (Getty)

"I'm delighted to pass you that arsenic promised, we volition beryllium capable to reunite you with your household successful Queensland soon. The Queensland Government has this evening approved our exertion to relocate Sydney based families to the Gold Coast.

"Your flights volition permission from Sydney this Wednesday. We volition beryllium successful interaction with you time to counsel of question plans and formation times.

"When you get connected the Gold Coast, you volition commence 14 days of quarantine astatine an NRL-managed Family Hub successful Surfers Paradise earlier being reunited with your partners astatine nine hotels. The bulk of families volition beryllium escaped to determination astir the edifice and marque usage of the facilities portion you are successful quarantine.

"Families who are based successful the 3 Local Government Areas, which are presently nether NSW Public Health orders not to leave, volition besides beryllium permitted to travel. As I explained to you connected a telephone earlier this evening, you volition beryllium located successful a abstracted conception of the edifice to minimise hazard to the broader group.

Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V'landys and National Rugby League Chief Executive Andrew Abdo (Getty)

"I privation to convey you each for the patience you person shown portion our squad has worked intimately with Queensland and NSW Governments to person the indispensable exemptions approved.

"We promised each players and families that you would beryllium reunited and we are pleased that we are present delivering connected that promise.

"We person a work to guarantee we support the Queensland assemblage harmless and healthy. My squad volition beryllium successful interaction with you straight implicit the adjacent 24 hours to guarantee you intelligibly recognize the conditions and protocols we indispensable comply with. Thank you for making yourself disposable truthful promptly contiguous for COVID-19 testing.

"The sacrifices you are making to support the contention going is not mislaid connected the Australian Rugby League Commision, oregon myself. Please bash not hesitate to scope retired if you person further questions.

"We volition bash each we tin to marque this relocation arsenic comfy arsenic imaginable for you and your children and we volition beryllium arranging immoderate further enactment for you during the 14 days."

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