A-League: Details regarding COVID-19 positive attendee


Newcastle Jets have been made aware that an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended Sunday’s night clash (2 August 2020) with Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The advice from NSW Health at this time urges patrons who attended this match to be alert for symptoms (even mild symptoms, including fever, sore throat, runny nose and cough), and if any symptoms develop to get tested and self-isolate immediately.

There is currently no need for attendees to self-isolate or get tested if they are not showing symptoms.

The steps undertaken by the Newcastle Jets and Football Federation Australia (FFA), along with McDonald Jones Stadium and Venues NSW to limit the risk to patrons attending games include:

  • Retaining ticket transaction information for contact tracing and tracking purposes
  • Direction to patrons to NOT attend if they were unwell, diagnosed with COVID-19, or in contact with someone with COVID-19/currently awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Blocking out every second row of seating and only making half of each row available to allow for social distancing (25% capacity in each bay)

Newcastle Jets will continue to keep its Members and fans informed of any new developments in this matter.