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South Australia public exposure site testing and quarantine directions

14 July 2021

In addition, the Chief Health Officer is implementing quarantine and testing directions for anyone who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 8 July 2021, or who will arrive in the Northern Territory, and has been to a South Australia COVID-19 public exposure site.

Those people who have been to a South Australia public exposure site at the dates and times specified are required by the NT Chief Health Officer to follow the testing and quarantine directions listed on the South Australia Health website.

In addition, there are also a number of other Chief Health Officer declared hotspots and quarantine and testing directions in place across Australia including:

New South Wales: Hotspots in place and quarantine and testing directions for those people who have been to a public exposure site in New South Wales.

Queensland: Quarantine and testing directions in place for those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory since 19 June 2021 and have been to a public exposure site in Queensland.

Victoria: Quarantine and testing directions in place for those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory since 7 June 2021 and have been to a public exposure site in Victoria.

For more information on COVID-19 Australian hotspots and quarantine and testing directions visit https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

To arrange a COVID test, please book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.

  • Book your COVID-19 vaccine a
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.

Quotes attributable to Chief Health Officer Dr Hugh Heggie:

“COVID-19 is impacting our communities and the way we live. The Northern Territory has travel restrictions and health controls in place for four states across Australia at this time. This demonstrates how infectious the Delta variant is and highlights how quickly it can spread.”

“Having come out of our own lockdown in the Northern Territory, it is now more important than ever that we follow the health directions in place. We know what COVID-19 can do and the impact it has, and we don’t want it back in the Territory.

“I encourage all those Territorians in Regional New South Wales and Victoria to think about coming home and those people who are planning on going to these areas to reconsider your travel. The situation can change at any time and you don’t want to get caught up in a hotspot.”