COVID update as of Thursday 17 June 2021
On Thursday 17 June, the Chief Health Officer (CHO) declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 case location in NSW, effective immediately.
The CHO is directing any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 1 June 2021, or who will arrive in the Northern Territory and has been to a New South Wales COVID-19 public exposure site at the dates and times to do as follows:
- Any person defined as a ‘close contact’ by New South Wales health authorities must immediately get tested and undertake 14 days of quarantine in their home or at a suitable place. They must remain in quarantine (unless to get tested) until noon of the 14th day after they were in a New South Wales COVID-19 case location, regardless of whether they return a negative COVID-19 test.
- Any person identified as a ‘casual contact’ by New South Wales health authorities must isolate, get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.
- Any person who this Direction applies to must check the New South Wales Health COVID-19 case locations website at least once per day to make sure they comply if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 case location.
New South Wales COVID-19 public exposure sites can be found at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx
Greater Melbourne remains a declared hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory.
If this advice is applicable to any student or family member of a student, please follow the advice issued by the NT Chief Health Officer, and ensure that the student or family member does not attend school until they have completed the relevant testing requirements and period of isolation/quarantine.
All of our educators have been sent this advice and we will support schools to ensure that teachers are following the latest health advice.
Please refer to the Northern Territory Government Coronavirus website for the latest updates - https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19