North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell leads his side onto Blundstone Arena in round 15, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

NORTH Melbourne and VFL clubs Aspley and Box Hill have been caught up in the nation's latest COVID-19 drama linked to a Virgin Australia flight attendant returning a positive test. 

Roos players, coaches and officials have been sent for COVID-19 tests and told to isolate on Sunday morning after they were at Melbourne Airport on Saturday morning - now classified a Tier 2 exposure site. 

The Roos boarded a chartered flight to Hobart for their win over Gold Coast at the same time a positive case was at the airport's Terminal 3 and will need to return negative tests before they can re-enter the community. 

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Meanwhile, Aspley's travelling party for Saturday's clash against Box Hill boarded a flight to Melbourne on Friday night (VA334) that has since been deemed a Tier 1 exposure site after a cabin worker tested positive.

Players, coaches and officials will now need to get tested and quarantine for 14 days as per Victorian Government advice. 

Box Hill Hawks VFL coach Sam Mitchell talks to Josh Morris in round five, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

All Box Hill players, coaches and staff have had COVID-19 tests on Sunday and will isolate until they test negative. 

VFL coach Sam Mitchell and development assistant Andy Otten had been planning to work at Sunday's clash against Greater Western Sydney at the MCG but isolated instead. 

The VFL clash, won by Box Hill, included 13 AFL-listed Hawks. 

Aspley has a VFL bye next week, while Box Hill is scheduled to play Gold Coast.