Freo assistant stood down over COVID-19 breach

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Fremantle has stood down assistant coach Josh Carr after he was charged with breaching the WA government's quarantine orders.

Carr allegedly committed three breaches after a police visit to his residence on Wednesday found that he was not at home.

The 41-year-old returned to Perth from the Gold Coast with the team on Sunday night after the Dockers' match against Sydney last Sunday and was required to commence his 14-day quarantine period from 12:01am on Monday.

According to Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick, both players and staff who travelled to the Gold Coast were given multiple reminders of the quarantine requirements upon their return home whereby they would only be allowed to leave home to travel to and from the club itself for training purposes.

"We appreciate and understand the pressures that quarantine measures can place on individuals, however there is no excuse," Garlick said in a club statement.

"And while Josh was very apologetic and remorseful, we are frustrated and disappointed by his actions and concerned about the negative impact they could have on the very positive relationships we've maintained with WA police, the State Government and the AFL throughout the course of the pandemic."

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