JUST like every other elite athlete around the world, Culburra Beach's Adam Quinlan has been resigned to staying at home for the past month, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The difference is, the 27-year-old has been stuck in England, and not Australia, due to his rugby league commitments with the Hull Kingston Rovers - a side who had struggled through the opening six rounds of the English Super League.
"We weren't where we wanted to be at all (falling to 1-5 after a 30-16 loss to Wigan)," Quinlan said.
"We started with a good win our first game and although we lost our second, it was still a good performance I thought.
"But since then, our performances dropped from where we'd liked them to be.
"We also had a lot of key injuries which didn't help."
But following fullback Quinlan and his side's 22-19 victory against Leigh in the Challenge Cup on March 15, the season was postponed due to COVID-19.
"I first heard about coronavirus when it was on the news in China and then I started hearing about more cases being found in Europe, especially Italy," he said.
"Before too long, the United Kingdom has multiple cases too.
"Then after our game against Leigh, our coach (Tony Smith) mentioned that could be our last game for a few weeks - which was confirmed by the competition's official statement the next day.
"Originally, the season was only supposed to be postponed three weeks, under the government's guidance on social distancing and mass gatherings but it hasn't surprised me that it's gone on for longer, as the English Premier League football is in the same boat."
Despite not knowing when they are going to return to the footy field and complete their campaign, Quinlan and his Rovers teammates have been staying as fit as they can be.
"For the first week, we continued to train normally before it was altered to small groups of six, with no contact, as we were trying to keep distance between ourselves during the drills," Quinlan, who is currently based with his girlfriend Taylor in the UK, said.
"We then went into full lockdown which we'd seen happen in other countries, so we sort of knew it would happen here in England as well.
"The club has been really supportive through all this, checking up to see how everyone is doing, especially mentally - offering contacts and advice for people who are struggling.
"Our head trainer has also sent out programs to everyone, specific to their needs and what equipment they have at home.
"I now head down to the local park and do the conditioning and speed work he's given me and before heading home and do the strength part in my back garden.
"Usually I would find myself struggling to get motivated but seeing as there isn't a lot to do in lockdown, I'm actually looking forward to it training each day."
When he's not training, Quinlan and his partner, who are now into their sixth week of lockdown, have been baking, playing board games, gardening, reading and going on plenty of walks.
"We are allowed out for exercise once a day and with no more than two people, unless it's family," Quinlan, who's club preferred him to stay in the UK instead of coming home to the South Coast, said.
"The only other reason we can leave the house is for essential services such as groceries and the pharmacies - both have lines out the front just to get in, so it's a slow process to do tasks that were quite simple before all this.
"Life has changed a lot over here the past six weeks, as I imagine it has everywhere around the world."
Once the English Super League believe they are in a position to return to the field, Quinlan is interested to see what the competition will look.
"There have been a few ideas thrown up for the season, as it's gone past the originally planned dates," the Culburra Dolphins junior said.
"One is playing a few games a week to catch up the missed games while simply shortening the season has also been thrown up.
"I have no idea what they are going to do but I'm confident they will make the fairest decision possible.
"It also gets complicated with there being relegation and promotion over here in the Super League."
Once they get the all-clear to return, Quinlan, in his fourth year with the Rovers, is confident his team can play up to their potential.
"Once we know how the season will be scheduled, we will then sit down and discuss our new goals as a squad," the Group Seven product said.
"We should have most of our squad back fully fit by then, myself included (Quinlan injured his ankle in game two before missing the next four).
"I have no doubts we've learnt a lot from our start to the season and can improve on it as a group.
"From a personal point of view, as I'm in the last year of my contract, I'm determined to put my best foot forward and get my future sorted, as I'm really loving my time here with Hull KR."