Coronavirus: Jess Blair reveals shock at husband Adam's forced Warriors stay in Australia

When Jess Blair farewelled husband Adam for the NZ Warriors' trip to Newcastle, she thought she would see him in a couple of days.

Almost a week later, Jess Blair isn't sure when she will see him again.

Adam Blair and his teammates travelled to Australia last Thursday, with nothing more than a backpack each, but on-going concerns around the spread of COVID-19 led to travel restrictions on both sides of the Tasman. 

The Warriors - bar two players - remained in Sydney and won't leave  Australia until Sunday at the earliest, after playing the Canberra Raiders in the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Club owner Mark Robinson said the Warriors would do all it could to stay in Australia for as long as possible or risk dropping out of the competition, because of the two-week isolation period. 

Speaking on Inside the NRL, Jess Blair said the past few days had been "distressing" for her, her family, and the families of all Warriors players and staff.

"I was just like, 'are you kidding? This is crazy'," she told Inside the NRL.

"Of course it's hard... it's hard for anyone who is away from their husband, no matter what, especially when they were meant to be home on Sunday.

"All the girls want to see their husbands and the kids want to see their dads."

Coronavirus: Jess Blair reveals shock at husband Adam's forced Warriors stay in Australia

Jess Blair revealed that there was still no firm plan on when the players would return from Kingscliff, where they are based in New South Wales.

But she heaped praise on Warriors chief executive Cameron George for his constant communication with the families and his openness about the situation.

"I've literally been inundated on my phone from everyone at the Warriors and even the New Zealand community, just asking if they can help with everything."

"We just feel so supported and so lucky to be part of this amazing New Zealand community here, so I do feel really grateful for that."

The Warriors were hammered 20-0 by the Knights in their opening game of the campaign. 

Join Newshub for live updates of the Warriors v Raiders from 5pm Saturday.