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Sydney revoked as a hotspot

08 October 2020

This means that people arriving in the Northern Territory from Greater Sydney will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from Greater Sydney will be able to exit.

Decisions on declaring and revoking hotspots are reviewed and made by the NT Chief Health Officer and take into account the monitoring and data collection of COVID-19, extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone, particularly those people travelling from interstate, to follow all health regulations.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Make sure you get tested and stay at home.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m at all times.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Put your tissue in the bin straight away.
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick.
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and call a doctor or the NT COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 008 002

Quotes attributable to Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Charles Pain

“The New South Wales Chief Health Officer briefed the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) today in detail on the current cases in Greater Sydney, and has demonstrated that they are connected and that there are no unexplained COVID-19 cases at this stage.

“I am also confident in the thorough testing and contact tracing response in NSW, and that this outbreak is contained. With this advice presented to the AHPPC, and our own review of the evidence, I remain confident about revoking Greater Sydney as a hot spot from tomorrow.”