GOLD Coast's No.1 and 2 draft picks Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson will be among the Suns players who take up the chance to head back to their home states as clubs shut down over the next two months.

AFL POSTPONES SEASON 'It's the most serious threat in 100 years' revealed on Sunday clubs were prepared to allow players to shift back to their original states as games are paused while the competition grapples with the spread of coronavirus.

Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson return to Melbourne during the coronavirus crisis. Picture: Instagram

The AFL is postponing games until at least May 31 in a landmark decision to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

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It is understood clubs have either already held meetings with players, or will stage them on Monday morning, to discuss the next steps after the AFL banned training sessions.

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A number of clubs have made it known to players who are not originally based in their respective state that they will be allowed to head back to their home locations if they prefer given the unprecedented circumstances.

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan addresses the media to announce the postponement of the competition on Sunday. Picture: AFL Photos

The Suns spoke to their players on Sunday after the League's decision, with the prized draft pair, who both made their debut on Saturday against Port Adelaide, among the players set to return to Victoria.

The suspension of training means clubs will be working on the best way to handle training ahead of a hopeful return to games by mid-year, however they face the prospect of some players being out of the state in preparation for the next set of games.

It is unclear whether players will be permitted to train in small groups during this period or only individually.

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The South Australian government announced it would shut its borders on Tuesday, with all people who enter the state to be forced into a 14-day isolation period.

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Western Australia has also enforced a lockdown of its borders as of Tuesday, causing a number of players across the League to consider whether they will head back to their home states on Monday. 

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said the states' decision to close their borders meant it was time for the AFL to halt the AFL and AFLW competitions.