Boxing Day Test

Boxing Day Test COVID-19 Case – Media Statement

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), as ground managers of the MCG, is aware that a person who attended Day 2 (Sunday December 27, 2020) of the Boxing Day Test has since tested positive to COVID-19.

While the patron was not infectious while attending the Boxing Day Test at the MCG and subsequently tested positive to COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is recommending those who were seated in Zone 5, located in The Great Southern Stand, on Sunday December 27, 2020 between 12.30pm and 3.30pm to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Patrons were in Zone 5 if they entered through Gates 6 or 7. Or have listed on their match ticket that they were allocated seating in the following sections:
  • M16 - M27
  • N16 - N28
  • P15 - P28
  • Q15 - Q28
  • Corporate suites 27 - 54
  • Jolimont Club

A map outlining the MCG’s zones at the Boxing Day Test can be found here.

The MCC worked closely with Cricket Australia to develop a COVIDSafe event plan for the 2020 Boxing Day Test that was endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The MCG’s COVIDSafe event plan outlined specific measures to reduce the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission, including the sectioning of the ground into five zones to limit patron movement and implementation of the Victorian Government QR system for contact tracing purposes.

Extensive cleaning of the MCG took place after each day of the Boxing Day Test and, out of an abundance of caution, a deep clean of the identified area is now underway. During an event at the MCG, high levels of constant cleaning occurs and there are over 275 hand sanitising stations located throughout the venue.

The Department of Health and Human Services has provided further updates which can be found at:

The MCC is committed to protecting the on-going wellbeing of all of those that visit the MCG and will continue to work closely with the DHHS on our COVIDSafe event plans for the MCG.