Hull KR head coach Tony Smith believes it would be “almost impossible” for Super League to implement strict biosecurity bubbles.
There have been calls for the governing bodies to tighten the protocols after a coronavirus outbreak in the Hull FC camp.
In the NRL, players, coaches and staff know they risk being fined and stood down if they visit places such as cafes, restaurants and pubs.
It is understood Super League is unlikely to introduce bubbles over here and Smith agrees that it is unfeasible.
“You can’t have the same rules as the NRL,” said the Australian, whose players have been told to be extra cautious when out and about.
“I agree with Josh Griffin 100 per cent. In the NRL, everybody gets paid a minimum amount and they can isolate in their bubble, either with or without their families.
“There’s people here that rely on their wives and partners going to work. The moment they go out of the house and into a different environment, we’re not in a bubble anymore.
“We’ve been trying to minimalise our contacts by having smaller groups but as soon as you get into any form of contact, even if it’s not what they class as face to face, we’re susceptible.
“It would be almost impossible to have an isolated bubble for each family. It’d be nice to think that everybody should be in the bubble and they shouldn’t do this and do that, but if it’s necessity and people are going off to work the bubble is compromised.
“I think it would be difficult for the league to implement and difficult for some families to implement because of the necessities of second wages within the household.
“This is all new for us and we’re trying to make it work as best we can and we’ll keep doing that.
“I certainly don’t think people should be vilified, persecuted, looked down on or even cop abuse on social media. I believe some of those players are getting some horrific messages and that’s just wrong.”
Prior to the eight cases at FC, a total of 2,019 tests had been carried out with zero positive results.
A rejigged schedule means only one Super League fixture has been lost this weekend, with next week's Challenge Cup tie between Hull and Castleford Tigers also expected to be called off.
Smith is cautiously optimistic that the season will be completed, or as close to it as possible.
“I’m hopeful we will continue and won’t get into a situation where we can’t complete fixtures and compete on a regular basis,” he said.
“I’d understand if there was a club here and there from time to time between now and the end of the season not being able to fulfil fixtures.
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“However, I’d like to think we’ll get enough games between us all to satisfy Sky.
“First thing is making sure all our people are fit and healthy. After that we’ll do whatever we need to do to fulfil fixtures.”