The AFL is on edge after the Victorian government declared anyone who has been in Brisbane from March 12 must isolate and get a COVID-19 test.

The directive was announced just 30 minutes before bouncedown between Geelong and the Brisbane Lions at GMHBA Stadium on Friday night.

The game was allowed to go ahead but News Corp reported approximately 30 Brisbane-based fans were being asked to leave the stadium after flying down to attend the game.

Numerous questions hover over the AFL and AFLW seasons, with the AFL immediately enacting strict measures for the Lions coaching staff at Geelong.

The Lions’ AFLW side is due to face the Melbourne Demons at Casey Fields on Saturday afternoon.

“Extraordinary drama as COVID raises its ugly head,” Fox Footy reporter Jon Ralph said.

Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium is hosting its first game since late 2019.
Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium is hosting its first game since late 2019. Credit: Getty

“The game will go ahead, they are in an enhanced security bubble – an almost quasi bubble, according to the AFL – so they will be able to fly out (back to Brisbane) tomorrow.

“The Lions girls will do the same, they will play and then move on as well.

“As we speak fans are being told that they must leave the ground if they have come in from Queensland to support their team.

“The loudspeakers are pushing that message through.

Two Brisbane Lions supporters pictured before the game at GMHBA Stadium.
Two Brisbane Lions supporters pictured before the game at GMHBA Stadium. Credit: AAP

“Brisbane Lions staffers and coaches are being almost quarantined in an area away from the Geelong players and their coaches as well.”

The AFL is expected to apply for exemptions for the season to continue without the need for hubs, given there are no lockdowns in effect.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has previously declared Victoria may be the frontrunner to host hubs if required.

“Well, we have the facilities here. We’ve got 10 clubs here, so it’s easier to do,” McLachlan said.

“Hubs are in our mind, what they were last year.

“Is it possible teams will have to relocate for a period of time? Absolutely.

“They may be able to live in Victoria in different circumstances to (what) they were in Queensland.

“Victoria clearly has facilities, teams (and) at the moment, a great community outlook.

“So clearly, yes, it’s a possibility.”

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