If the current lockdown in regional NSW ends as plans, sporting sides could return to the field next Sunday.
But given cases in Dubbo continue to rise there's a real sense of uncertainty and sporting leagues and clubs will meet in the coming days to plan the best way forward.
AFL Central West development co-ordinator Casey White said it's incredibly unlikely the last round of senior competitions will be taking place next weekend.
"All community football managers across regional NSW will be meeting on Monday morning, as we always do, to discuss a consistent approach to a return to play," he said.
"In an absolutely perfect world, from any time past 12:01am on Sunday we'll be able to play but at this meeting we'll be working on a solution that is consistent across regions.
"I don't think we'd consider moving senior games from Saturday to Sunday. It's more about whether we can get games played or not beyond that."
Central West Rugby Union president Matt Tink isn't adverse to the idea of Sunday matches (should the lockdown stay at its original one-week length) but he'll be in consultation with clubs about the best way to move forward throughout the week.
"We're locked down to Sunday midnight so we've had a couple of different thoughts but we haven't discussed things with anyone. The idea of Sunday football popped up in my mind, and my mind's a pretty cluttered place at the moment," he laughed.
"We're stuck with uncertainty at this stage. We have a number of Dubbo teams involved in finals and they're cases are still up at the moment so they could be ruled out for a lot longer than just this week. We have to make sure we do something that's fair and equitable for everybody.
"I think once a bit more information comes to light that's when we'll be able to map a path forward."
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