Freo assistant stood down over COVID-19 breach

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Fremantle has stood down adjunct manager Josh Carr aft helium was charged with breaching the WA government's quarantine orders.

Carr allegedly committed 3 breaches aft a constabulary sojourn to his residence connected Wednesday recovered that helium was not astatine home.

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The 41-year-old returned to Perth from the Gold Coast with the squad connected Sunday nighttime aft the Dockers' lucifer against Sydney past Sunday and was required to commence his 14-day quarantine play from 12:01am connected Monday.

According to Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick, some players and unit who travelled to the Gold Coast were fixed aggregate reminders of the quarantine requirements upon their instrumentality location whereby they would lone beryllium allowed to permission location to question to and from the nine itself for grooming purposes.

"We admit and recognize the pressures that quarantine measures tin spot connected individuals, nevertheless determination is nary excuse," Garlick said successful a nine statement.

Josh Carr (R) volition not beryllium permitted to be Fremantle's grooming sessions oregon its matches (Getty)

"And portion Josh was precise apologetic and remorseful, we are frustrated and disappointed by his actions and acrophobic astir the antagonistic interaction they could person connected the precise affirmative relationships we've maintained with WA police, the State Government and the AFL passim the people of the pandemic."

Carr volition present beryllium required to implicit the remainder of his quarantine play astatine location with nary exemptions to be Fremantle's grooming sessions oregon its matches, including Sunday's lucifer against Richmond.

In summation to Carr's breach, first-year subordinate Brandon Walker besides notified Fremantle that helium had breached quarantine orders by walking his canine extracurricular his home.

After Fremantle contacted WA police, the 18-year-old was issued with an infringement announcement for a azygous breach.

"He is simply a young player, and portion Brandon's breach was accidental, it is inactive disappointing and unacceptable," Garlick said. "We've fixed Brandon an authoritative warning, and helium is good alert of the seriousness of the breach."

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