The Sydney Swans look set to play Port Adelaide in Adelaide this weekend, after SA Health provided them a travel exemption to journey to South Australia.
It comes as New South Wales records 16 new coronavirus cases and imposes new restrictions.
SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the AFL had been provided the terms of the exemption which would allow them to take on Port Adelaide in Adelaide this weekend.
"It will be up to the club in terms of whether they are able to comply with those requirements," Commissioner Stevens said.
He said the process to grant the exemption had been rigorous, but he did not know any of the specific details of the exemption.
"I imagine it is very similar to what happened for Collingwood and Geelong," he said.
"There is a balance that we're trying to strike that we protect the South Australian community from the risk of COVID-19 coming into South Australia, but at the same time we allow these major activities to occur from the benefit we get from a social perspective and also an economic perspective."
The Swans and GWS flew to Melbourne last night on a charter flight to avoid missing out on round 15.
SA Health and the AFL have been contacted for comment about the exemption.
The Police Commissioner also said authorities were monitoring the growing coronavirus cluster in New South Wales, while also considering reducing restrictions with Victoria.
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