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COVID-19 – Infringement notice - Darwin

11 February 2021

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice to a 33-year-old airline employee for breaching a Chief Health Officer Direction.

Last month, the man arrived in Darwin from Dili and was directed to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until receiving the results as required. He was permitted to attend work when rostered but otherwise was to remain in self-isolation.

Police received information that the man was leaving his accommodation. An investigation into his whereabouts confirmed the man was not rostered to work, and he was issued an infringement notice yesterday.

NT Police and Environmental Health Officers continue to undertake compliance activities.

The infringement penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officers 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.