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COVID-19 Infringement Notices – Darwin hotel

14 November 2020

As part of their work arrangements, the two Canadian men had been granted approval to quarantine in a Darwin hotel before travelling interstate.

The men arrived in their hotel on Monday and over the next few days were seen several times leaving the premises as well as not wearing masks within the hotel itself.

The men have been taken to the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility to complete their quarantine period.

Incident Controller, Acting Commander Sachin Sharma said, “‘enormous effort and resources have gone into keeping our community safe from COVID-19.

“It is disappointing that these individuals engaged in irresponsible behaviour, however, our Environmental Health Officers and NT Police continue the vigilance on compliance and any breaches will meet with appropriate actions by police.

“NT Police, the NT Health department along with our colleagues from a large number of other agencies are committed to continuous collaborative work from the Emergency Operation Centre in an effort to keep Territorians safe during this pandemic.”

The infringement penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the  Public and Environment Health Act 2011 is $5,056 for an individual and $25,280 for a business.