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COVID-19 - Infringement Notice – 10 April 2020

11 April 2020

Police have issued an infringement notice for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

On Friday 10 April 2020, a compliance team attended a property in Eaton and found a 50-year-old man had breached quarantine. The man returned from New South Wales by plane on the 30 March 2020.

The man was issued with an infringement penalty of $1,099 and referred to Environmental Health Officers to conduct a further risk assessment to determine if contact tracing is required.

NT Police, Public and Environmental Health officers and Australian Defence Force continue to undertake quarantine compliance checks to ensure people are completing their 14 days quarantine.

Physical distance monitoring and enforcing the public gathering limit of ten persons also continues. Territorians are strongly advised to observe the two person limit where possible.

The key message to all Territorians is to “Stay home, if you can”.

The public can be assured that fines will be issued to anyone not respecting the community and doing the right thing.

3,892 compliance checks have now been completed with 18 fines issued.

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