There will be no post-game pub beers for Storm players on grand final night, with players set to be subjected to some of the strictest biosecurity measures seen this season when arriving in Sydney.
Players will fly down from Queensland to Sydney on Saturday afternoon after their final training run and will be unable to leave their hotel for any reason except to attend the game.
The families of the Storm have been cleared to fly down on Sunday and have only been permitted to attend the game before flying straight back to Brisbane on Sunday night. Credit:NRL Photos
The Storm must stay in the NRL bubble even after the game is finished in order to be allowed back into Queensland.
Players taking part in State of Origin next month will head straight into a new bubble upon their return, while the others will head home.
Similar to the Warriors, each individual player is able to elect where they will travel after exiting the bubble.
Most players have family in Queensland and will remain up north. Some have elected to stay in the Sunshine Coast for an extended holiday to avoid returning to a locked-down Victoria.
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the NRL only allowed players to leave their homes from training or game.
In June, the NRL relaxed the rules to allow players to go out for coffees, play golf and shop at the supermarket.
To avoid any interaction with the players on game day, Amy Shark is also set to perform behind the goalposts at ANZ away from the field of play.
The trophy presentation will also happen behind the goalposts in front of the supporter bay of the winning team. The winning side will also complete a lap of honour but are not permitted to have close interaction with fans.
The Storm are hosting a grand final open day on Monday at Sunshine Coast Stadium, with 1000 members and fans able to attend.
The Panthers managed to avoid any charges from the match review committee, with James Fisher-Harris and Zane Tetevano cleared to play in the grand final.
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