AFL stars wore face masks when they landed in their new quarantine center between the states.
The Geelong Cats and Collingwood Magpies flew from Sydney to Perth on Saturday as Victorian sports teams flee from the coronavirus infections raging in Melbourne.
Both teams will stay in the hub for the next three weeks to continue playing in this year’s AFL season.
Victorian AFL clubs Geelong Cats and Collingwood Magpies flew to Perth Airport on Saturday. Pictured: Collingwood Magpies player Chris Mayne with daughter and wife
Players wore face masks and their respective club items when they arrived at their new interstate quarantine station. Pictured: Collingwood Magpies player Jamie Elliott
All Victorian AFL clubs stay away for 32 days while their state battles the corona virus. Pictured: Geelong stars Tom Hawkigs and Joel Selwood left Perth Airport together
Pictured: Geelong player Sam Menegola gets out of Perth Airport with his baby
All ten Victorian AFL clubs have been forced to spend at least 32 days interstate because their home state is fighting a second wave of the virus.
The belligerent state registered 216 new infections on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 1,249.
Some players will spend weeks separated from their families, but many stars cannot bear the thought of being separated from their young families.
Several players were also joined by their partners and children in the Perth Quarantine Point.
Collingwood Magpies player Chris Mayne was pictured spending time with daughter Billi-Rose and wife Britt after being touched.
Mayne hugged and kissed his daughter’s head as she played with his face mask.
Head coach Nathan Buckley also arrived at the airport in a face mask and a Magpies jersey.
Pictured: Collingwood Magpies player Chris Mayne was captured while spending time with his daughter Billi-Rose after the team settled in Perth
The Collingwood player held his daughter protectively and kissed and hugged her
Collingwood Head Coach Nathan Buckley arrived in a face mask and a Magpies jersey
Brayden Maynard also represented Collingwood in a Magpies hoodie
Collingwood won against the Hawthorn Hawks in their last game in Sydney on Thursday-evening.
Magpies stars Jack Crisp, Brodie Grundy, Brayden Maynard and Jamie Elliot also represented their club in Collingwood merchandise.
Elliot went above and beyond, wearing a black face mask to match his black Collingwood uniform.
Magpies star Brodie Grundy wore a comfortable pair of slides and his joggers
Collingwood (player Scott Pendlebury in the picture) won against the Hawthorn Hawks on their last game in Sydney on Thursday-evening
Collingwood player Jack Crisp wore a Magpies sweater and shorts and a face mask
Geelong Cats player Patrick Dangerfield spoke to a teammate before getting on a bus
The Geelong Cats spent a week in Sydney before flying to Perth and beating the Brisbane Lions in their Thursday night game.
Sam Menegola got out of Perth Airport with a face mask and his baby.
Fellow Cats players Mitch Duncan, Patrick Dangerfield, Brandan Parafitt followed in Geelong merchandise
Cat star Cameron Taheny arrived in Perth in a Geelong hat and face mask
Geelong player Gary Ablett grabbed a stack of paperwork as he left Perth Airport
Cat star Jordan Clark wore a Geelong hoodie and hat along with a face mask
Geelong stars Tom Hawkigs and Joel Selwood left the airport together to chat and drive their bags around.
Cat player Cameron Taheny arrived in Perth in a Geelong hat and face mask.
Geelong head coach Chris Scott also wore a face mask and left the airport with headphones and documents.
Most AFL teams escaped Melbourne on Monday and flew to Sydney and the Gold Coast.
The Hawthorn Hawks and Melbourne Demons are safe in Sydney, while St Kilda and Carlton head north to Noosa and the Gold Coast, respectively.
Brandan Parfitt offset his entire Geelong tracksuit outfit with a bright red beanie
The Geelong Cats (player Blake Schlensog in the picture) spent a week in Sydney before flying away
The Cats (player Stefan Okunbor in the picture) defeated the Brisbane Lions on Thursday-evening
Cat player Gary Rohan left Perth Airport in blue Geelong colors
Essendon Bombers, Western Bulldogs, Richmond Tigers and North Melbourne Kangaroos as well landed in Queensland on Monday afternoon.
AFL chief Gillon McLachlan said the plan was for Victorian teams to return home after a 45-game span in 32 days, but that could change.
“The Victorian clubs that are now temporarily moving the interstate play a role in ensuring that our season continues in a year that will continue to challenge us all.
“We will reassess our options depending on the COVID-19 situation across the country.
“Everyone has to bear the load and bear the pain … we will make sure it’s as fair as possible by the end of the year,” he said.
Cat star Harry Taylor wore a Geelong hoodie on Saturday to support his team