The four clubs playing finals in Tasmania this weekend have been told to prepare for as many as five weeks on the road.
The winners of the Essendon v Western Bulldogs and GWS v Sydney elimination finals will not return to Victoria or NSW after the game.
Instead, they will either stay in Tasmania or fly to Queensland or South Australia, depending on the results of the qualifying finals.
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If Geelong and Melbourne win their matches, they are a good chance to fly straight to Perth to prepare for their respective preliminary finals.
Victorian-based players have also been ordered to avoid supermarkets and cafes from Monday onwards.
The instruction for anyone travelling to South Australia or Tasmania this weekend is to only leave home for two reasons: training at the club or in the event of…