GOLD Coast has detailed the methodical way it has selected its training groups as players across the competition return to their clubs on Monday.
Teams are able to train in groups of eight as of Monday, with clubs splitting their list into groups of seven, with the assistance of a coach directing drills.
The groups are not able to crossover with any others within the club while training, with full contact permitted on May 25.
If a player tests positive to the twice-weekly COVID-19 swabs taken then his whole training group will be made to isolate for two weeks, meaning the Suns have broken their groups in terms of experience and positions.
"We've done a bit of a mix of experience, a few like-for-likes, and also positional. The theory behind it is if one group has to sit out [it's] for 14 days, so obviously you don't put all your best 22 in similar groups," Suns coach Stuart Dew told SEN.
"We've got a little bit of a mix, but even to the point of having a couple of inside [midfielders] in one group, a couple in another, and a bit of speed in one and speed in another, just in case.
"Our boys have been pretty good and clearly everyone's tested negative thus far but we've got to be vigilant."
Gold Coast has the biggest list in the competition, but its access to high-class facilities at Metricon Stadium has allowed the Suns to spread out their groups and run their program concurrently.
"It has taken a little bit of planning but we're pretty lucky here because with our Academy facilities we've got three gyms, three ovals and multiple changerooms, so we've actually been able to work that out," Dew said.
"We've got 52 players, so seven groups, but we've managed pretty well given our facilities. Fingers crossed it all goes pretty smooth and we'll debrief at the end of the day and see if we need to make any changes."
The Suns look set to play their first block of games in Queensland with West Coast, Fremantle, Port Adelaide and Adelaide all heading to the Gold Coast for their hub in the early part of the season's resumption.
Three of the Suns' assistant coaches - Nick Malceski, Andrew Swallow and Ash Prescott - have remained stood down under the financial soft-cap measures in place by the AFL.