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South Australia

There are currently no hotspots in place for South Australia.

Testing and quarantine directions

The Chief Health Officer has issued quarantine and testing Directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in South Australia.

These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory from 12:01 am on 8 July 2021 who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site during the public exposure periods.

Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory and has been in South Australia since 8 July 2021 must:

  • check the website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during a public exposure period.

Any person who was at a COVID-19 public exposure site during a public exposure period must:

  • travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.

Any person who was at a COVID-19 public exposure site but not during a public exposure period specified must:

  • monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.

South Australia's public exposure sites can be found here:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/contact+tracing/contact+tracing

To arrange a COVID-19 test, please book online at coronavirus.nt.gov.au or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

Declared hotspots - South Australia

View a list of former declared hotspots

  • 14 July 2021

    The CHO has made the following directions:

    I, Hugh Crosbie Heggie, Chief Health Officer, under section 52 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (the Act), consider it necessary appropriate or desirable to take action to alleviate the public health emergency in the Territory, declared by instrument entitled “Declaration of Public Health Emergency”, dated 18 March 2020 (the public health emergency declaration), by making the following directions, effective immediately:

    1. With reference to Part 6 of COVID-19 Directions (No. 8) 2021 (my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions), the locations listed at the following link as current exposure locations in South Australia, as updated by South Australia’s Department of Health from time to time, are COVID-19 public exposure sites. The relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by South Australia’s Department of Health from time to time are the public exposure periods: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/contact+tracing/contact+tracing
    2. These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory from 12:01 am on 8 July 2021 who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site during a public exposure period as specified in direction 1.
    3. Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory and has been in South Australia since 8 July 2021 must check the above website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during a public exposure period.
    4. With reference to directions 37(a) and (b), 40 and 41 of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person who was at a COVID-19 public exposure site during a public exposure period as specified in direction 1, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
    5. Any person who was at a COVID-19 public exposure site but not during a public exposure period specified in direction 1, must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    6. To avoid doubt, a person required to quarantine under direction 4 is considered a person who is required to quarantine under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.8 of 2021), and all quarantine requirements under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions apply.