Hepburn coach Jason Olver believes all senior footballers and netballers across the state should be forced to have a COVID-19 test before the resumption of community leagues.
The premiership-winning Burras coach, who is back at the helm with Shane Robertson this year, says it's "common sense" that country competitions should follow the lead of the AFL.
It was confirmed last week that all AFL players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week in a bid to get the elite game up and running.
AFL players cannot have unnecessary visitors in their homes, visit friends at their houses or go to cafes - beyond getting takeaway food or coffee. They are also not allowed to play golf or go surfing.
"Why are we getting away with it? We actually should, as country leagues, enforce it because we've got more leeway than the AFL players. We can actually do what we want virtually at the moment," Olver said.
"We are a bit more at risk than what they are."
Olver said a positive test had the ability to shut down an entire league, but if all relevant participants received negative results then competition could start with confidence.
"Once the virus does come into one of our clubs, we are going to be shut down straight away. So if we are all tested and deemed to be safe, then we can go back and play footy once the AFL sees fit," Olver said.
"I'd hate to have one of our players next week go to training, we are in two groups of 10 and one of them has got it, next minute the whole place is shut down. That's the last thing we want."
Olver felt juniors could be spared the test given the low rates of the virus within those age groups.
Community football clubs have been given the green light to schedule training as of next Monday, but there has been no word yet on when a 2020 season might be able to get underway.
Initially, training can resume in groups of up to 10 people. Two groups of 10 can utilise the same oval provided they do not operate closely together and the oval is split into two zones.