Like countless Australians, Trent White's life has come to a screeching halt.
And shrouded in the smoke he can see in his life's rear-view mirror is his greatest rugby league experience.
The 15-year-old - in year 10 at Gunnedah High - came off the bench for South Sydney in two Harold Matthews Cup matches this year, scoring the Rabbitohs' only try in his debut for the club - a 32-6 round three loss to the Roosters.
His only other match was a 26-10 round six loss to North Sydney, with him again used as an interchange.
The NSW Rugby League then suspended the competition, along with all comps statewide, before cancelling it last month because of the virus.
It's pretty hard just sitting around all day not doing anything.Trent White
Naturally, it has been a lot for Trent to absorb. "It's pretty hard just sitting around all day not doing anything," he said.
"Going from training for so many weeks, and then to you can't leave the house. Yeah, it's pretty hard."
Playing under-14s for Gunnedah, Trent had earned a spot at the Rabbitohs' last summer program, which involved training in Sydney and trials.
Despite him missing a number of training sessions because of school, the venerable club signed him until he is 18 years old.
He said the Harold Matthews Cup - he state's premier under-16 competition - was a "different level" to what he was used to. It had "definitely" reinforced his desire to pursue his NRL dream.
"It was a lot harder competition," he said. "So yeah, I enjoyed it."
If normality has returned, White - a footballer since age four - will trial for Souths' under-18 SG Ball Cup side at the end of this year.
Slightly built, he is inspired by legendary No 7 Johnathan Thurston, the slayer of naysayers who, at the start of his career, said he was too small for the NRL.