With strict new biosecurity protocols in operation from the NRL, Wests Tigers have turned to proud corporate partner MSR Services Australia to ensure all players and staff remain safe and healthy.
As the club’s exclusive commercial cleaning partner, MSR Services Australia have adapted quickly to what has certainly been a challenging time for our organisation, industry and community as a whole brought on by the spread of COVID-19.
Wests Tigers players officially marked their return to training last week with an extensive education day run by the NRL — ensuring all players and staff understand and comply with the biosecurity protocols designed to keep themselves and the community safe.
Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) Chairman Peter V’landys AM said the education day was an important milestone in the recommencement of the competition on May 28.
“Our protocols are substantially stricter than the current government measures and we wanted to ensure the first day was devoted to educating our players,” V’landys said. “They know that the future of the game rests with them complying with our protocols.”
To assist players and staff throughout this time, the NRL has provided each club with a dedicated COVID-19 liaison officer to help oversee implementation of the protocols while each club has also allocated a COVID-19 coordinator.
Players return to training after COVID-19 enforced break
These officials have been working closely with the team at MSR Services Australia to ensure the club is in compliance with the National Principles for the resumption of Sport and Recreation activities guidelines stipulated by the Federal Government and ready for the competition’s return on May 28.
MSR Services Australia General Manager Martin Lopez said responding to daily requirements from Wests Tigers, the NRL and Government had been challenging, but was pleased to see the organisation play an integral role in the return of rugby league.
“Ensuring the safe return of rugby league is a responsibility we take extremely seriously because we know what’s at stake,” Lopez said.
“This time is an important milestone not only for Wests Tigers but all businesses as they start planning a full return to the workplace by July.
“At MSR Services Australia, we are continuing to monitor and adapt to changes as new information regarding COVID-19 comes through — including requests from State and Federal Governments — to ensure that there is as minimal impact as possible to our businesses and the application of our services to our customers.”
For more details on MSR Services' response to COVID-19 or how they can ensure the health and safety of your team and customers, visit their website here.