The Chief Health Officer has declared a hotspot for local government and unincorporated areas in Greater Metropolitan Melbourne for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective at 7.30pm on 5 August 2021.
The hotspot locations are the Local Government Areas of:
Glen Eira City
Greater Dandenong City
Hobsons Bay City
Moonee Valley City
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Port Phillip City
Yarra Ranges Shire
Anyone who has been in Greater Metropolitan Melbourne since 27 July 2021 who arrives in the Northern Territory after 7.30pm on 5 August 2021 will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.
Anyone who has been in Greater Metropolitan Melbourne since 27 July 2021 who is already in the Northern Territory must check the Victorian exposure sites website daily and follow the quarantine and testing directions already in place and listed on the NT COVID-19 website.
There are a number of public exposure directions listed on the NT COVID-19 website. Public exposure sites continue to change and it is important that those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory from interstate check their state’s health website daily to review the list of public exposure sites and comply with the directions.
A list of declared COVID-19 hotspots can be found on the NT COVID-19 website at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19/victoria
To book a COVID-19 test, contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484 or book online at https://covid19appointment.nt.gov.au/test
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 and vaccinations for all those eligible.
· Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
· 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 from Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie
“This is now our third state that has lockdown restrictions in place as COVID-19 continues to spread across Australia.
“The Delta strain of COVID-19 is more infectious and these conditions are in place to help keep our community safe.
“The vaccine is the best prevention we have against the virus, and I urge you to book your Covid-19 vaccine online now.