Fyfe surf gets green light from police

Dual Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe has been cleared by WA Police of any wrongdoing after he was spotted going for a surf at Margaret River on Thursday.

Strict social distancing rules have been enforced around the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with only essential travel permitted.

Dockers captain Nat Fyfe. right, spotted going for a surf on Thursday.Credit:ABC Great Southern

"The intent of the directions is to reduce travel in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Western Australia.

"Exemptions for regional travel do apply, but exempt travellers must only travel as required and must only stay in the region for as long as it takes to complete the essential service."

Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick said that Fyfe’s surfing session served as a form of exercise, in accordance with guidelines, for the Dockers captain.

“Nat has been following all the regulations and guidelines regarding social distancing since they have been released and frequently updated, as everyone is endeavouring to do,” Garlick said.

“As a club we are encouraging our players to do whatever they can to keep occupied while the season is suspended, including working hard in an operating business as Nat has been doing.

“We also require that our players maintain a high level of fitness and general well-being during this downtime by following a daily exercise regime.

“The club categorically supports Nat’s decision-making throughout this episode. He understood he was doing so in accordance with all current responsible practices regarding social distancing.

“As a club we are fully supportive of all of the government regulations that have been introduced to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

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