MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Saints interim coach Brett Ratten speaks to his players during the round 18 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

St Kilda coach Brett Ratten has insisted players won't be forced against their will into quarantine hubs.

Concerns remain over the willingness of all players to commit to the potential solution to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ratten said the wellbeing of players would come first should the quarantine hub idea come to fruition and players ask to opt-out.

"It's a question we have spoken about as a club. It could happen,” Ratten told SEN Breakfast.

“Somebody could say, 'no, it's too hard for me mentally to leave my wife and kids, or not to see my kids', and we would respect that.

"At the end of the day this is a situation and a season like no other.

"The health and mental health of our people is first and foremost, so if that meant somebody said no, they won't play, well we would respect that."

Several players have voiced their concerns about the proposed solution.

Adelaide captain Rory Sloane explained how difficult it would be to leave his young family behind for an extended period of time.

“(Wife) Belinda and I are in Adelaide, we don’t have any family in Adelaide,” the father of one told Fox Sports.

“So to pack up and leave her one out for six to eight weeks would be incredibly tough.

"I’d certainly look at taking them both with me depending on where the hub was at, if that meant going up north or back to Victoria.”