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COVID-19 – Infringement notice – Casuarina

17 February 2021

Northern Territory Police have issued a 23-year-old woman with an infringement notice for ignoring directions to self-isolate.

The woman arrived in the Northern Territory on 13 February 2021 from a declared hotspot in Victoria. She was required to self-isolate for 14-days and advised to undertake a COVID-19 test.

During a compliance check, the woman was not at home. Police conducted an investigation into her whereabouts, which identified she was attending work instead of self-isolating and was issued an infringement notice.

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

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.