The Sydney Swans have been buoyed by rival clubs' recent successes as it prepares for its own hit-and-run mission to South Australia for a Round 15 clash with Port Adelaide.

The Swans were effectively home-bound up until late Tuesday afternoon, as Sydney grappled with its COVID-19 outbreak, with players restricted in their movement outside of training purposes and essential needs.

There was a chance those measures could be tightened further, with Sydney potentially forced to spend time in a tight lockdown, as Collingwood and Geelong did when operating under strict South Australian government protocols before their respective wins over the Crows and Power this month.

The Magpies and Cats also spent hours waiting in lockdown at Adelaide Oval before playing their matches.

However, Sydney and the GWS Giants will travel to Melbourne tonight via charter plane as a precautionary measure ahead of Round 15 of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. 

"It can be done," Longmire said to media earlier today.

"It's obviously a different preparation.

"We had some experience of that last year - not quite to the extent that those teams had (in regards to) the hours that you spend at the ground.

"But we had some experience of it last year, it's not completely foreign.

"In the end, you've just got to roll the sleeves up and get the job done.

"We know that's not going to be easy, but whatever is thrown up at us you've got to get over those hurdles and get on with the job at hand."

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Longmire press conference - June 22, 2021

John Longmire fronts the media ahead of our Round 15 clash against Port Adelaide on Saturday.

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Saturday's Power-Swans game could be brought forward from the 7.40pm AEST time slot to allow the Swans to fly in and out of Adelaide on the same day.

Sixth-placed Sydney suffered a home defeat to lowly Hawthorn before its bye and is looking to solidify a top-eight spot with a win over fifth-placed Port.

The Swans face a tough month ahead, with games against fellow top-eight sides West Coast and the Western Bulldogs to come before a derby clash with GWS.

"We're aware of what's coming up but we put all of our energies into each week," Longmire said.

"We understand that you've got to beat the best teams and the good thing is that we've got ourselves a chance a bit over the halfway point to be in a competitive position.

"Now it's a matter of playing against some of the best teams in the competition and it's a great opportunity against Port Adelaide this week."