The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
This follows on from a New South Wales man in his 40’s visiting the ACT on Monday 14 June 2021. While the man’s test results have showed low levels of the virus, NSW Health has not yet been able to rule it out as a possible case of COVID-19. As a result, ACT and NSW health authorities have taken a highly precautionary approach and identified a small number of public exposure sites.
The CHO is directing any person in the Northern Territory who has been at an ACT public exposure site, at the dates and times specified, to isolate, get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.
Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 public exposure sites can be found at: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/act-status-and-response/act-covid-19-exposure-locations
Quarantine and testing directions continue to remain in place for New South Wales and Queensland. Greater Melbourne remains a declared hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory. These directions will be reviewed again on Monday 21 June 2021.
To arrange a COVID-19 test, please book online at coronavirus.nt.gov.au 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 at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/
· 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.