Northern Territory Health
This is an important update; the Acting CHO has declared the following areas of Victoria to require quarantine as a part of entry into the Northern Territory.
- My directions issued at 5:53pm on 25 May 2021 are revoked and replaced with the following:
- These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory before 00:01 on 27 May 2021 who has been to any of the locations listed as ‘public exposure sites’ by the Victorian Department of Health on or about the relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the Victorian Department of Health from time to time: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites 3
- Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory before 00:01 on 27 May 2021 who has been in Victoria since 12 May 2021 must check the above website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a public exposure site.
- Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory before 00:01 on 27 May 2021 who has been to a ‘Tier 1’ site, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘Tier 1’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
Note: A person who has already had a test may be required to have further tests, at the direction of an authorised officer.
- If a public exposure site that was a ‘Tier 1 site’ ceases to be a ‘Tier 1’ site, a person who is in quarantine by reason only of that area formerly being a ‘Tier 1 site’ is not required to remain in quarantine, provided they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.
- If a public exposure site that was a ‘Tier 2 site’ or a ‘Tier 3 site’ becomes a ‘Tier 1 site’, a person who has been to the site must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘Tier 1’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
- To avoid doubt, a person to whom these directions apply is considered a person who is required to quarantine under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.49), and all quarantine requirements under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions apply.
If a place of quarantine is deemed not to be suitable, the CHO will direct quarantine to be undertaken at the Howard Springs or Alice Springs quarantine facilities.
How to arrange testing
Visit the Victorian coronavirus website for information on current case locations and alerts.
Visit the NT Government coronavirus website to keep up to date with current information.
Everyone is reminded that individuals are responsible to keep up to date with the continuing changes to travel requirements related to COVID-19.
Victoria - Statement from the Acting Premier
On the advice of our public health team, Victoria will move to circuit breaker restrictions from 11:59pm tonight. These settings will remain in place until 11:59pm on 3 June – but if we can end that sooner, we will.
New South Wales Health
Travellers from Victoria
A COVID-19 concerns notice is in effect for Victoria. Greater Melbourne and the City of Greater Bendigo have been identified as affected areas and there are places of high concern.
The COVID-19 concerns notice affects anyone.
- entering NSW on or after 6am Wednesday 12 May who has been in Greater Melbourne in the previous 14 days.
- who has entered NSW and has been in Greater Melbourne or the City of Greater Bendigo at a place of high concern (close contact venue or casual contact venue).
There are multiple COVID-19 case locations in Victoria. If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days, visit NSW Government – Interstate Travellers for the rules and restrictions that apply for people arriving in NSW from Victoria. There are also testing and self-isolation requirements for people who have visited close or casual contact venues in Victoria:
Place of high concern (close contact venues)
If you have been to a Place of high concern (close contact venues) at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice you must:
- comply with the public health requirements of the state/territory you are currently in;
- follow NSW Health's Interstate Traveller Guidelines if you have been in a place of high concern.
After arriving in NSW, or if you are already in NSW and have been to a close contact venue, at the time and date listed in the concerns notice you must:
- immediately travel to your place of residence or another suitable place
- get tested and self-isolate until 14 days have been passed since you were last at the close contact venue. regardless of the result
Place of high concern (casual contact venues)
If you have been to a Place of high concern (casual contact venues) at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice, follow NSW Health's Interstate Traveller Guidelines.
After arriving in NSW, or if you are already in NSW and have been to a casual contact venue, you must:
- immediately travel to your place of residence or another suitable place
- get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative COVID-19 test result.
Restriction’s update—Victoria's recent COVID-19 cases
Contact tracing alerts.
Queensland has current contact tracing alerts and related public health advice for people who have been in:
- Melbourne's Northern Suburbs in Victoria
- Anyone who is already in Queensland or who arrives before 1am AEST 26 May 2021 must quarantine at their home or other suitable accommodation until 14 days have passed since they were at an interstate exposure venue (at the relevant time), unless told otherwise.
- Anyone who arrives in Queensland after 1am AEST 26 May 2021 must quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in Queensland in government arranged accommodation, unless 14 days have passed since they were at the interstate exposure venue.
Anyone who has been to an interstate exposure site must complete 14 days quarantine, even if you receive a negative test since you were at the location. It can take 14 days before you develop symptoms or test positive to COVID-19.
The following measures will be put into place for anyone entering Queensland:
- From 1am AEST Wednesday 26 May – anyone arriving into Queensland who has been in the City of Whittlesea local government area on or since May 11 will go into hotel quarantine unless they have a valid exemption.
From 1am Thursday 27 May – everyone arriving from Victoria will be required to complete a border pass. Anyone of those arrivals who have been in the City of Whittlesea local government area on or since 11 May and are a non-resident will be turned away unless they have an exemption to enter the state. Queensland residents or those given an exemption to enter the state will go into hotel quarantine.
Victoria - Anyone in the ACT who has been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days must now complete an online declaration form by 6pm, 26 May, and should visit the ACT COVID-19 areas of concern page to check the current list of exposure locations. Anyone who has been in the locations at the dates and times specified, must immediately follow the relevant directions and advice.
If you’re travelling to the ACT and have been anywhere in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days, you must complete an online declaration form within the 24 hours prior to travelling
Travelling from the NT to the ACT
Currently, NT residents and people travelling from the NT can travel to the ACT.
Under a Public Health Direction effective 11.59pm on Friday 22 January 2021, face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 and over while inside the Canberra Airport terminal and during domestic commercial flights in and out of Canberra. Find out more on the Protect yourself page.
There are no requirements to advise ACT Health you are travelling or to quarantine.
If you are transiting through other states or territories to reach the ACT, you must check the advice from that state or territory.
If you need to return to the NT, please visit the NT Health website for the latest advice.
Please do not put the community at risk. Do the right thing.