GIANTS coach Leon Cameron is imploring his players not to dwell on the uncertain length of their relocation to Melbourne.

Cameron says the GIANTS are bracing to spend at least the next fortnight in Melbourne to avoid Sydney's worsening coronavirus outbreak.

Beyond that, Cameron says it's a mystery just when the GIANTS will be allowed to return home.

The GIANTS relocated to Melbourne on Tuesday night ahead of two MCG fixtures - against Hawthorn on Sunday and the following week against Melbourne on a date to be confirmed.


"We're probably here for a couple of weeks," Cameron told reporters on Thursday.

"We're extremely lucky to play at the MCG two weeks in a row which just doesn't happen for us.

"Embracing that, from our young group, is wonderful news.

"After that, clearly your guess is as good as mine.

"As we know, it moves quite quickly ... but if you worry about it (future weeks) too much, it can get players offside a little bit."

Cameron said that mindset was a lesson learnt from last season's shift to a Queensland hub.

"When we first moved last year, we went up to Queensland and probably adapted really well for the first part of it," he said.

"Then worrying about the aftermath after that probably got to us a little bit."

GIANTS players and staffers rushed to exit Sydney on Tuesday when given less than three hours' notice by the AFL of the need to relocate.

The GIANTS will use Richmond's gym and facilities at Punt Road ahead of their Sunday encounter with the Hawks.

"We had the Tigers and Bulldogs up in Sydney a month ago," Cameron said.

"All 18 clubs know that when they cross the white line on the weekend, you belt each other up and whoever wins, wins.

"But throughout the week it's wherever anyone can help each other.

"We appreciate all the help they (Richmond) are going to give us.

"No doubt next week, if we can't use those facilities then you might be leaning on North Melbourne, the Bulldogs, St Kilda - all the clubs jump into action and help each other."

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said his club was pleased to help out the GIANTS.

"They were terrific with us when we went up there two, three weeks ago," Hardwick told reporters on Thursday.

"They're an outstanding footy club and we were really appreciative of what they offered us, so we're more than happy to reciprocate.

"It's good of them to come down and keep the game going."