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Infringement – CHO Directions – Yulara

27 April 2021

Yulara Police have issued an infringement notice for a breach of Chief Health Officer Directions yesterday.

A 64-year-old man from Western Australia entered the Territory via the South Australia border on 25 April, without submitting an online border entry form. He arrived at the Yulara campground where staff established that the man had been in a hotspot area within the last 14 days, and contacted police.

The man was issued a $5,056 infringement notice and sent immediately to the Alice Springs quarantine facility.

Acting Commander Sachin Sharma said, “There is no excuse for this. We’ve been living in a COVID world for over a year now and we all know there are new rules we need to follow. The onus is on the traveller to be aware of regulations for crossing borders and for declaring your previous locations.

“The NT Police along with NT Health and other departments have been working extremely hard to keep the Territory safe. Public health is our paramount concern and as such will take all necessary actions to ensure that.”

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.