MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16: Emerson Jeka of Box Hill celebrates his goal during the round five VFL match between Box Hill and North Melbourne at Box Hill City Oval on May 16, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

North Melbourne's VFL team will need to return negative COVID-19 tests before they can re-enter the community as the VFL is embroiled in the latest COVID-19 drama.

Kangaroos players, coaches and officials have been sent for COVID-19 tests and told to isolate after they were at Melbourne Airport on Saturday morning, which is considered a Tier 2 exposure site after a Virgin flight attendant returned a positive COVID test.

Fellow VFL club Aspley boarded a flight to Melbourne on Friday night with the cabin worker who tested positive and will now need to get tested and quarantined.

Their opponents on Saturday, Box Hill have isolated since being made aware of the connection to the positive COVID test and VFL coach Sam Mitchell and development assistant Andy Otten have stepped aside from their roles with Hawthorn for today's game against GWS and will isolate.

13 AFL-listed players took part in the game for Box Hill and it is unclear if they will be unable to train with Hawthorn this week.

Box Hill and Aspley were both scheduled for byes next weekend, while North Melbourne is scheduled to face Footscray.