19 confirmed cases

in the Territory

National advice hotline

For information on coronavirus (COVID-19) call the hotline - open 24 hours, 7 days.

Quarantine

Self-quarantine

Overseas arrivals

If you arrived in the Northern Territory (NT) from overseas prior to 28 March:

  • You must serve out the 14 day period as explained to you on arrival.
  • Public health officers, police and other authorised officers will be checking that you are respecting the community by doing the right thing.
  • Fines will apply if you are not.

Interstate arrivals

If you arrived in the NT from interstate prior to 11:59pm on 1 April:

  • You must serve out the 14 day period as explained to you on arrival.
  • Public health officers, police and other authorised officers will be checking that you are respecting the community by doing the right thing.
  • Fines will apply if you are not.

People carrying out compliance checks will be displaying appropriate identification. They don't need access to premises.

Anyone asking to access your premises should be refused. If you have concerns you should contact the police on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.

Forced quarantine

Overseas arrivals

Arrivals in the NT from overseas after 28 March will be escorted to hotels and monitored for 14 days of quarantine.

If you arrive after 3 April, you will need to pay for quarantine costs.

Interstate arrivals

Arrivals in the NT from interstate from 11:59pm 1 April will be escorted to hotels and monitored for 14 days of quarantine.

If you arrive after 3 April, you will need to pay for quarantine costs.

Exemptions apply for individuals engaged in specific work with specific skills. Read about border controls to see if you qualify for an exemption.

Had contact with a COVID-19 case

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) you must self-quarantine for 14 days.

How to self-quarantine

You must stay at home to prevent the possible spread of the virus to other people.

Staying home means you:

  • do not go to public places such as work, school, shopping centres, childcare or university
  • ask someone to get food and other necessities for you and leave them at your front door
  • do not let visitors in — only people who usually live with you should be in your home
  • do not need to wear a mask in your home, but do wear one if you have to go out (for example to seek medical attention)
  • should stay in touch by phone and online with your family and friends.

If you are not staying in your home to self-quarantine, you must stay in suitable accommodation.

Accommodation must be self-contained so that you don’t have to leave to use a bathroom or kitchen.

Accommodation with shared facilities is not suitable.

Camping is also not suitable. You cannot self-quarantine in NT parks and reserves.

Compliance checks

Every person required to be in self-quarantine will be checked to make sure they are doing the right thing.

People carrying out compliance checks will be displaying appropriate identification. They don't need access to premises.

Anyone asking to access your premises should be refused. If you have concerns you should contact the police on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.

Monitor symptoms

When in quarantine, monitor yourself for symptoms.

What to do if you get sick

Call your doctor for an urgent assessment if you develop symptoms.

Find out more about what to do if you are unwell.

Self-care

Being in isolation for 14 days can be stressful and boring.

Suggestions include:

  • keep in touch with family members and friends via telephone, email or social media
  • learn about coronavirus (COVID-19) and talk with others
  • reassure young children using age-appropriate language
  • where possible, keep up normal daily routines, such as eating well and exercise
  • arrange to work from home
  • ask your child's school to supply assignments or homework by post or email
  • do things that help you relax and use isolation as an opportunity to do activities you don't usually have time for.

Find out more about self-care.