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COVID-19 - Infringement Notices

12 April 2020

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

On Saturday 11 April 2020, a 46-year-old female in Tennant Creek hosted a social gathering with over ten people in attendance.

A 63-year-old male in Tennant Creek also hosted a social gathering at his home with 19 people in attendance.

A 38-year-old female in Tennant Creek hosted a social gathering with 30 persons present in her yard and house. The female had previously been cautioned and advised not to host people at the location.

All three people were 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.

4,102 compliance checks have now been completed with 21 fines issued.