Five Wests Tigers players and officials caught up in the outer South Western Sydney pandemic outbreak have all returned negative test results.
Wests Tigers players David Nofoaluma, Josh Aloiai and Zac Cini, along with NRL assistant coach Brett Hodgson and video analyst Simon Dwyer, were all required to be tested for Covid-19 because they live in the Macarthur region.
Having returned negative results, both Nofoaluma and Aloiai will be free to play in tonight’s round 10 clash against the Brisbane Broncos at Leichhardt Oval.
In other pandemic news, as of 9am this morning there were 42 known cases of Covid-19 related to the Crossroads Hotel cluster.
Only 15 of those attended the hotel, with the other 27 people contracting the virus from close contacts.
With restrictions being tightened across NSW in a bid to nip outbreaks in the bud, public hospitals in South Western Sydney are now limiting visitors to protect patients and staff.
Under the new guidelines, one nominated visitor per patient is permitted each day between 10am and 11am and from 5pm to 7pm.
In birthing suites, the nominated support person can attend at any time of the day. Paediatric patients can have a parent or carer with them at any time.
The visitor limits are necessary to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and based on clinical advice from infectious disease experts.
Patients are asked to nominate one person as their visitor with other family members and friends encouraged to use technology to check in with their loved ones.
Hospital staff will request identification and contact details from hospital visitors.
WiFi is available throughout the hospitals with Skype, FaceTime and instant messaging some of the ways families can stay in touch using technology.
Local hospitals affected include Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Fairfield and Bankstown.