All staff and players from the Western Bulldogs have been forced to self-isolate after a staff member attended a COVID-19 exposure site at Highpoint.

The Age reported that the Bulldogs' Tuesday training was cancelled as a result - with all players and staff given tests on Tuesday morning.

It comes amid Victoria's newest coronavirus outbreak in the Whittlesea area with four new cases detected, causing restrictions to be tightened in the state.

The Bulldogs are reportedly confident that it will not affect their preparation for Friday night's top-of-the-table against Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.

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The club released the following statement on the matter.

"Western Bulldogs players, football department staff and match-day staff have all received coronavirus tests today and are currently isolating until they receive a negative result, after a staff member reported being at Highpoint Shopping Centre during the exposure period," the statement reads.

"As a precautionary measure, players and staff were asked by the AFL, in consultation with the State Government, to undergo testing and isolate to rule out any risk.

"The Bulldogs cooperated fully with the advice, in the best interests of public health and safety.

"It is expected that players and staff will be able to return to training on Wednesday, pending the negative test results being received overnight.

"The Club moved quickly to adjust its training schedule for the remainder of the week, and it expects minimal disruption to its preparations for Friday night’s match against Melbourne at Marvel Stadium."

It is expected that test results will come back within six and 10 hours.