Canberra Raiders veteran Sia Soliola says NRL players need to understand the importance of sticking to the biosecurity measures the league will introduce.
Those measures will be for a 20-round competition, with the NRL finalising their planned competition structure on Tuesday.
They're planning for a 20-round competition, with the grand final to be played on October 25 and the two rounds already played to stand.
The draw will be finalised in the coming weeks, along with the the State of Origin series - which will be held after the grand final.
But the NRL's wish of resuming on May 28 took another hit on Tuesday with police investigating Penrith playmaker Nathan Cleary for breaking social-distancing laws.
Cleary was issued with an NRL breach notice, fined $10,000 - 60 per cent suspended for the remainder of the season - and banned for one game - also suspended - after he was photographed with a group of friends visiting his house.
It comes after fellow NSW stars Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr, as well as Tyronne Roberts-Davis, were both fined $1000 by NSW Police for similar breaches during a weekend away at Taree.
The NRL also fined them $50,000, $50,000 and $10,000 respectively - 60 per cent suspended - and were banned for one game (also suspended).
Soliola felt it was important players took every precaution to ensure the NRL season couls resume on the proposed date.
The NRL are introducing strict measures to ensure their proposed return to training on Monday won't put the players or the public at increased risk of contracting the coronavirus.
Players will be forced to stay home - except to train, play, visit medical staff or go shopping - and can't have any visitors or risk being fined or their team having points deducted.
"In order for us to play and train we need to abide by the rules," Soliola said.
"The NRL has to put things in place to keep everyone accountable because the NRL have worked really hard to get everything in line for the date they want.
"Them putting everything in place to keep us accountable, it shows the importance of we need to stick by the rules.
"It's part of the responsibility we have as players. These things have to go hand in hand in order for us to get back on board.
"There's certain things we have to adhere to and it's for the protection of the players and staff and those involved.
"We understand the responsibility we have once everything is all go. It's our responsibility, we can't neglect the fact there is a risk for everything."
Soliola was excited by the prospect of returning to training.
While he'd had a look across the regulations, he hadn't seen anything about the proposal to screen every player's home to ensure it was safe.
"I haven't been informed of that one, but it's a conversation we'll probably have on Wednesday," Soliola said.
"We have a weekly meeting if new information has come out, from the club and [Rugby League Players Association].
"It did get mentioned about the [government's] app coming out. There's still more information we need to know about that.
"It seems to be floating around and people have been getting on board with that, I'm still not too sure because it's a new thing to come out."
NRL clubs will return to training on Monday, with the New Zealand Warriors set to arrive in Australia on Sunday and serve 14 days in quarantine in Tamworth.
Project Apollo, which includes Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner, will meet on Wednesday to flesh out more details about the biosecurity measures to be put in place.
ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys came to the agreed competition structure with the NRL's broadcast partners, Nine and Foxtel, on Tuesday.
"It's safer now to play then it was in round two when we were playing," he said.
"The daily infection rate in NSW was 25.79 per cent when the last game was played. It has been now less than one per cent in NSW for the last 18 days and is continuing to drop.
"There has also been a significant improvement in the recovery rate, being 75 per cent in NSW and 83 per cent in Australia.
"Our players will be safer under our protocols than they would be as regular members of the community."