The North's two State League outfits are reshaping their calendars after Monday's announcement that the TSL season would be postponed until at least May 31.
Both tipped to feature prominently in 2020, Launceston and North Launceston joined sporting clubs nationwide in having their seasons put on hold by the coronavirus outbreak.
Launceston players have been given a 10-day break before reporting back to the club for an update.
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Blues coach Mitch Thorp said the decision to postpone the season was sensible.
"It's clearly necessary," Thorp said.
"It's obviously far bigger than local sport and while that's really important to us all, what's going around the world is far more important.
"I guess the postponement gives us another opportunity to take a deep breath and realign what 2020 looks like from a sporting perspective.
"We've remodelled what that looks like already and we'll go from there."
Initially planned to start on April 4, this year's TSL season is set to see players spend more months in pre-season than in competition.
Thorp said his Blues would plan to begin their season at the end of May.
"We've got 10 weeks until the next date we've been given and we'll prepare accordingly for that," he said.
"We'll certainly start training after this leave period, we've given the boys 10 days off and then we'll get into training.
"What that training looks like - whether it's together, in small groups, individually - it'll be well thought-through and planned, we'll have something really clearly we'll need to complete."
At UTAS Stadium, reigning premier North Launceston was forced to axe an upcoming function with former Footy Show host Sam Newman in addition to losing the first two months of its season.
President Thane Brady said the situation was complex.
"Although understanding of the situation, we are obviously all very disappointed with not having a competition to play in," Brady said.
"So much planning, resources, commitment goes into preparations for the season ahead.
"Our business model has the inherent component of "gatherings" in every revenue activity we do. Our heads of club are working together to prepare a new plan for the coming weeks."
Brady said his club would work to make sure its players were supported as people until usual business resumes.
"Before this crisis mental health was the biggest issue we fight in our community," Brady said.
"We have concerns this will escalate with the removal of social engagement activities our club provides. We are considering several strategies to combat this real problem."
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