North Melbourne players will be forced to remain at home for two weeks after travelling to Perth to face Fremantle.

North Melbourne’s players will be forced to undergo a 14-day quarantine period after travelling to Perth to face Fremantle in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Kangaroos squad returned to Melbourne after a 51-point loss on Sunday morning, and will go straight into home isolation, but will be allowed to train and play within the two-week quarantine period due to government exemptions.

North is scheduled to face an undefeated Melbourne side in Tasmania in Round Seven, and that clash is set to go ahead as originally planned.

According to The Age, the AFL remains open to potentially moving the fixture away from Tasmania if the situation changes. Marvel Stadium looms as the likely replacement venue.

The AFL has already resorted to using Marvel as a replacement venue due to a COVID-19 issue once this season, Brisbane’s Round Three clash against Collingwood was moved away from the Gabba due to Queensland’s COVID-19 outbreak.

The playing group will undergo their COVID-19 tests at their home base in Arden Street, with their isolation period set to expire on Sunday, May 9.

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