THE final act of a lot of the Canberra Raiders' staff will be to finish their move from their old Bruce headquarters to their new centre of excellence at Braddon.
Then the doors will lock behind them - having only been opened three weeks ago - as they walk out into an uncertain future. Friday could be the final day for many of the Raiders' 130 employees.
Those that can will take leave and when that runs out it will become unpaid leave.
The Raiders, a side featuring Milton-Ulladulla product Jack Murchie, will keep their football department on until the end of April and then they'll be in the same boat.
For as long as the coronavirus pandemic goes on for.
It's the stark reality of the COVID-19 virus, which is not only affecting people's lives but their livelihoods as well.
The uncertainty of how long the pandemic will take means it's unclear what the Raiders or the NRL will look like - or even if they will exist at all - when it ends.
Raiders chief executive Don Furner had the unenviable task of deciding what to do now that virtually all their revenue streams have dried up - the TV rights money, ticket sales, memberships, merchandise and even the money from the Raiders Group's licensed clubs.
The NRL and the Rugby League Players Association are in discussions to decide how much of a paycut the players will take to keep the game alive as long as possible. The competition was suspended indefinitely on Monday and might not resume this year.
"As of [Friday] all of our staff here are on leave. Some of that is paid, some of that is unpaid for those that haven't got any annual leave," Furner said.
"Coaching staff are here for another month and there's uncertainty about what we're doing with them after the end of April. More than likely they'll be taking unpaid leave.
"With regard to the players, we're still working with the NRL and the RLPA in terms of what will happen with their pay going forward."
The Raiders only opened their Braddon centre of excellence three weeks ago, with the final parts of the move to be completed on Friday.
Furner said it was unclear how long they could survive for - even with their drastic measures.
The costs of operating their new centre of excellence has forced them to shut its doors - although players undergoing rehabilitation will still have access.
"We've just moved into this facility here. It costs a lot to run and we're shutting it down," Furner said.
"We're emptying the pools, we're cutting back the ground maintenance, cleaning services, your regular services that you would normally utilise we're cutting back because we can't afford to run this place.
"It's magnificent. We only opened it three weeks ago.
"The staff are all moving in [Thursday] and [Friday], the move from Bruce, and that'll be their last day."