Four weeks of isolation is the reward that Australia's best athletes will receive from their trip to the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic and Olympic Games.
Instead of whining about it, Australian Steelers wheelchair rugby captain Ryley Batt acknowledges that's simply the world we live in.
"It's hard, but we'll get through it," he said.
"We've been working for five years on this so the need to knuckle down and isolate almost for a month is a small price to pay after almost five years of training."
It is now under 100 days until the opening ceremony.
If anyone should be upset and frustrated about the prospect of interacting only with their teammates it's the Port Macquarie product who will double as the Australian team co-captain.
In a non-COVID world he would have been front and centre at most matches where Australia was competing.
But in 2021 he will be like everyone else - watching the action on the television - albeit from the comfort of the Paralympic village.
"I'm very much looking forward to it, but it will be a different role for me where usually I'd be going around to all the sports after my competition and cheering on my fellow Australian teammates," he said.
"Unfortunately I don't think that will be happening with COVID restrictions which is hard that I won't be able to meet with people in the food hall or in their common rooms.
"But for these games to work we have to be strict on protocol and ensure we don't get COVID or hang out with anyone who may have COVID - otherwise we're going to let the whole team down."
Spectator numbers and attendance figures are yet to be confirmed although venues are likely to operate at 25 percent capacity at best.
It means athletes will have to overcome the added mental battle of not being able to feed off the crowd.
Batt didn't feel it would take away from the pride of pulling on the green and gold.
"Crowds or no crowds we'll be proud wearing the jersey and we'll know that there will be four billion people watching the Paralympics on tv and that will lift us and put in that extra couple of percent," he said.
"Of course we want some crowds there, but whatever makes it a safe games and can allow us to compete at this level we're happy with.
"I'm lucky enough as a player that I don't really hear the crowds anyway. I'm in the zone and it's white noise for me, but a lot of people do feed off the crowd.
"We know our family, friends, Australia will be watching from home so that will give us the extra boost to do Australia proud."
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