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COVID-19 – Infringement notice - Darwin

14 February 2021

The woman arrived in the Northern Territory on 11 February 2021 from Victoria. She was required to self-isolate following the recent declared hotspot in Melbourne.

Police and Public Health Officers attended her residence yesterday to conduct a compliance check. The woman was not home at the time.

She was contacted by authorities, stating she was be inside the property before later  arriving back at her residence in a friend’s vehicle. She admitted to travelling to get take-away and as a result was issued an infringement.

Acting Commander Scott Pollock said, “Her lack of consideration for the community’s wellbeing is disappointing.

“At any moment things can change for us in the Northern Territory. People shouldn’t become complacent.”

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.