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Mask mandate in place

Following positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern Territory, parts of the NT are required to wear masks outside of the home.

Katherine, Binjari and Rockhole exited their lockout at midday Wednesday December 8. A mask mandate remains in place at these locations until 15 December 2021.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all health directions and vaccinations for all those eligible.

  • Book your COVID-19 vaccine
  • Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.

Mask Mandate for Katherine, Binjari, and Rockhole

A mask mandate will remains in place in for Katherine, Binjari and Rockhole until midday on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Face masks must be worn outside of the home when you are unable to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres.

Facemasks do not have to be worn while exercising or playing sport.

Testing requirements – COVID-19 risk zone Katherine East

Residents in the COVID-19 risk zone area need to be tested for COVID-19. Targeted COVID-19 testing stations will be in place for three days.

The affected area includes residential properties at:

  • Maluka Road
  • Hudspeth Place
  • Frangipanni Court
  • Acacia Drive

People are not required to get tested if they have had a COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours and can provide evidence of this or require urgent medical attention. Essential workers such as police, health staff and other workers approved by the Chief Health Officer are not required to get tested.

People who refuse to get tested for COVID-19 will be required to go to the Centre for National Resilience or a suitable place as directed by an authorised officer.

Katherine East testing zone

Case location alerts and close contacts

For information about:

  • location alerts
  • exposure sites
  • close contact tracing and
  • how to identify yourself as a potential contact.

Go to the close location alerts and public exposure sites page.

Check-in everywhere, every time

The Territory Check-In App is mandatory for use in all NT businesses, shopping centres, venues and events. Pen and paper will still be permitted. You will be required to check in everywhere you go, no matter how long you spend at that location.