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  • Queensland - there is a requirement to isolate and test for anyone who has entered the Northern Territory from Queensland, since 5 June 2021. Read the requirement to isolate and test details and information. 

    The relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the Queensland Department of Health from time to time are the public exposure periods: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing 

     Victoria - In accordance with direction 35 and with reference to direction 35A of the: Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.49), I require any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory, or who arrives in the Northern Territory before 00:01 on 27 May 2021, who has been in a Victorian Hotspot since 12 May 2021 to be tested for COVID 19. 

    A person who is required to be tested 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 isolated in the suitable place of quarantine until notified of the results of the test. 

     Active hotspots list 

     All people travelling to the Northern Territory must complete the border entry form

    Are you a close contact?

    If you are a close contact or unsure, you must immediately self-quarantine and ring the NT COVID hotline on 1800 490 484 and identify yourself as a potential close contact. 

    Vaccination status 

    If a person is fully vaccinated they are still required to follow all test and quarantine directions. 

    If you are in any of these categories ensure Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) is notified of your return date, date tested (where required) and if you returned to work or study through the period identified immediately, please email hse@cu.edu.au or Phone 8946 6494.

    Please do not put the community at risk. Do the right thing.    

  • Victoria

    The Acting CHO has declared the following areas of Victoria to require quarantine as a part of entry into the Northern Territory.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.

    Testing requirement

    In accordance with direction 35 and with reference to direction 35A of the: Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.49), I require any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory, or who arrives in the Northern Territory before 00:01 on 27 May 2021, who has been in a Victorian Hotspot since 12 May 2021 to be tested for COVID 19.

    A person who is required to be tested 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 isolated in the suitable place of quarantine until notified of the results of the test.

    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. 

    New South Wales

    This is an important update; the Acting CHO has declared the following directions relating to NSW.

    1. These directions apply to any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 19 May 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to any of the locations listed as ‘COVID-19 case locations’ by the New South Wales Department of Health on or about the relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the New South Wales Department of Health from time to time.
    2. Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been in New South Wales since 19 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 COVID-19 case location.
    3. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who is a ‘close contact’ as defined by the above website, 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 COVID-19 case location 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.

       
    4. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 19 May or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who is a ‘casual contact’ as defined by the above website, 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 they receive a negative test result.

    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.  

  • 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.

    1. My directions issued at 5:53pm on 25 May 2021 are revoked and replaced with the following:
    2. 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
    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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.

    Queensland health

    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.

    Border restrictions

    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.

    ACT health

    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. 

     

  • Update from New South Wales Health

    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.

    Update from Queensland Health

    Restriction’s update—Victoria's recent COVID-19 cases

    Border restrictions

    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.

    Update from Northern Territory Health

    The Acting CHO has declared the following areas of Victoria to require quarantine as a part of entry into the Northern Territory.

    1. My directions issued at 4:42pm on 24 May 2021 are revoked and replaced with the following:
    2. These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory 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: Case alerts – public exposure sites | Coronavirus Victoria
    3. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory 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.
    4. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘Tier 2’ site must be tested for COVID-19. The person 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 they are notified of the results of the test.
    5. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘Tier 3’ site must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    6. A person who arrived in the Northern Territory between 16 May and 00:01 on 25 May 2021 who is currently in quarantine in a suitable place by reason of being in a ‘Tier 1’ site 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, as though my Directions issued at issued at 4:42pm on 24 May 2021 were still in place.
    7. 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.

    Testing requirement - Greater Melbourne

    The Acting CHO requires any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been in Greater Melbourne since 6 May 2021 to monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise.

    If symptomatic, the person 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 they are notified of the results of the test.

    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.

  • The Acting CHO has declared the following areas of Victoria to require quarantine as a part of entry into the Northern Territory.

    1. These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to any of the locations listed as ‘public exposure sites’ by the Victorian Department of Health from 16 May 2021 onwards, 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: Case alerts – public exposure sites | Coronavirus Victoria.
    2. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory between 16 May and 00:01 on 25 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.
    3. Any person to whom these directions apply who arrives in the Northern Territory after 00:01 on 25 May 2021 who has been to a ‘Tier 1’ site must quarantine at a place approved by me until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘Tier 1’ site. The person must submit to testing for COVID-19 while in quarantine.
    4. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 16 May or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘Tier 2’ site must be tested for COVID-19. The person 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 they are notified of the results of the test.
    5. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 16 May or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘Tier 3’ site must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    6. 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.

  • The Acting CHO has declared the following:

    Victoria

    1. These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to any of the locations listed as ‘public exposure sites’ by the Victorian Department of Health from 5 May 2021 onwards, 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: Case alerts – public exposure sites | Coronavirus Victoria
    2. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory between 5 May and 00:01 on 12 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.
    3. Any person to whom these directions apply who arrives in the Northern Territory after 00:01 on 12 May 2021 who has been to a ‘Tier 1’ site must quarantine at a place approved by me until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘Tier 1’ site. The person must submit to testing for COVID-19 while in quarantine.
    4. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 5 May or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘Tier 2’ site must be tested for COVID-19. The person 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 they are notified of the results of the test.
    5. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 5 May or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘Tier 3’ site must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    6. 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.

    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.  

  • The Acting CHO has declared the following areas of New South Wales to require quarantine as a part of entry into the Northern Territory.

    1. These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to any of the locations listed as ‘COVID-19 case locations’ by NSW Health from 30 April 2021 onwards, on or about the relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the NSW Health from time to time: Current COVID-19 case locations | NSW Government
    2. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory or who will arrive in the Northern Territory between 30 April 2021 and 00:01 on 6 May 2021 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 a ‘COVID-19 case location’, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative or positive.

    Note: this applies to any person who has arrived since 30 April and before 00:01 on 5 May, regardless of whether the person has already had a test. A person who has already had a test is not required to have another test. A person who has already had a test may be required to have further tests, at the direction of an authorised officer.

    Any person to whom these directions apply who arrives in the Northern Territory after 00:01 on 6 May 2021 must quarantine at a place approved by me until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in a ‘COVID-19 case location’. The person must submit to testing for COVID-19 while in quarantine.

  • The Acting CHO requires any person who has arrived or will arrive in the Northern Territory to be tested for COVID-19 if:

    1. they have arrived since 29 April 2021; and
    2. they were at Hudsons Coffee Brisbane Airport International (Airside), Level 3, Brisbane Airport International Terminal, between 9:45am and noon on Thursday 29 April 2021.

    A person who is required to be tested 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 they are notified of the results of the test.

    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 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.  

  • The Acting Chief Health Officer has declared the following Local Government Areas of Western Australia to be COVID-19 Hotspots from 00:01 on 24 April 2021.

    Anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from or through a declared hotspot must undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. This will be at your own cost. Mandatory supervised quarantine will be in a suitable place of quarantine.

    Individuals required to test for COVID-19

    In accordance with direction 35 and with reference to direction 35A of the Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.49), the Acting CHO requires the following:

    1. Anyone who has arrived in the Northern Territory between 17 April 2021 and 12:01am, 24 April 2021, and attended any of the higher risk public exposure sites listed by Western Australian health officials on the WA Department of Health websitemust undertake 14 days of self-isolation at a suitable place for quarantine, as directed by an authorised officer, and be tested on days 1, 7 and 12 after entering quarantine.
    2. Anyone who has arrived or will arrive in the Northern Territory who flew on QF 778 from Perth to Melbourne on 21 April 2021 must be tested for COVID-19. The person 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 5 May 2021.
    3. Anyone who has arrived or will arrive in the Northern Territory who was in Terminal One of Melbourne Airport between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on 21 April 2021 must be tested for COVID-19. The person 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 they are notified of the results of the test.

    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 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.  

  • The Northern Territory Government has revoked Queensland as an identified ‘hotspot”.

    Are you a close contact? Have you been in and identified contact tracing location in Queensland?

    If you are a close contact or unsure, you must immediately self-quarantine and ring the NT COVID hotline on 1800 008 002 and identify yourself as a potential close contact.

    For more information detailing Queensland COVID-19 updates, go to the Queensland Government website

  • You must have a COVID-19 test if you:

    • arrived in the Northern Territory (NT) before 4:30 pm on 30 March 2021 and have been in Byron Shire Council since 26 March 2021. You must then remain isolated in a suitable place of quarantine for the self quarantine period (14 days) even if you receive a negative test result.  For these people the self-quarantine period ends at 12:00 (noon) on the 14th day after the last day the person was in Byron Shire Council.

    A person who is required to be tested 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).

    Please contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 008 002 to book a test.

    For further information detailing current case locations and alerts please visit: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

    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.  

  • Greater Brisbane will enter a 3-day lockdown from 5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 5pm AEST Thursday 1 April. 

    Information on Queensland high-risk locations can be found on the Queensland Government website.

    Queensland close contacts – Get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days.

    The Northern Territory Chief Health Officer requires any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory to be tested for COVID-19 if:

    1. They have arrived since 20 March and were in the QLD Local Government Areas of City of Brisbane or Moreton Bay Region from 20 March onwards. 
    2. They arrived between 12 March and 11:59pm on 19 March and they were in the QLD Local Government Areas of City of Brisbane or Moreton Bay Region between 12 March and 19 March and they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 
    3. They have been in any of the LGAs City of Ipswich, Logan City, Redland City or Gladstone Region since 25 March 2021 and/or they have been in the Byron Shire Council LGA since 27 March 2021.

    In the last 14 days, if you have: 

    1. Been told you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19  or 
    2. Attended any of the locations at the same time as a person who is infectious with COVID-19.

    You must immediately self-quarantine and ring the NT COVID hotline on 1800 008 002 and identify yourself as a close contact. 

    For further information please review CHO Direction 35 and with reference to direction 35A of the Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.49) PDF (188.5 KB)

    To keep up to date with current information please visit: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

    Please do the right thing and keep our community safe.

  • Please note: the information below has been superseded by current advice.

    The Northern Territory Chief Health Officer requires any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory to be tested for COVID-19 if: 

    1. They have arrived since 20 March and were in the QLD Local Government Areas of City of Brisbane or Moreton Bay Region from 20 March onwards; or 
    2. They arrived between 12 March and 11:59pm on 19 March and they were in the QLD Local Government Areas of City of Brisbane or Moreton Bay Region between 12 March and 19 March and they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 

    In the last 14 days, if you have: 

    1. Been told you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19  or 
    2. Attended any of the locations at the same time as a person who is infectious with COVID-19 

    You must immediately self-quarantine and ring the NT COVID hotline on 1800 008 002 and identify yourself as a close contact. 

    For further information please review CHO Direction 35 and with reference to direction 35A of the Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.49) PDF (188.5 KB)

    To keep up to date with current information please visit: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

    Please do the right thing and keep our community safe.

  • Victoria has announced it will be entering state-wide lockdown with effect 12 February 2021 11.59 pm until Wednesday 17 February 11.59 pm.

    Victorian Premier statement: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-premier-85

    Any staff or student travelling from Victorian hotspots to the NT from 5 February to 10th February must have a COVID-19 test and undertake self-quarantine until a negative test result is returned.

    Staff or students that travelled from Victorian hotspot since 29 January to 4th February are strongly recommended to have COVID19 test and undertake self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.

    NT Health and NT Chief Health Officer have updated the COVID-19 hotspot information and the full list of locations is provided at: 
    https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

    If an area you have been in is declared a COVID-19 hotspot within 14 days of your arrival in the NT you must contact NTG hotline 1800 020 080 as soon as possible for further information.

    If you are in this category ensure HSE is notified of your return date, date tested and if you returned to work between these dates immediately email hse@cu.edu.au or phone 8946 6494.

    Let's continue to keep our community safe and do the right thing.

  •   Effective immediately the Northern Territory Government has declared the following Melbourne suburbs as declared hotspots:

    • Brandon Park
    • Brighton
    • Clayton South
    • Heatherton
    • Keysborough
    • Melbourne
    • Moorabbin
    • Noble Park
    • Springvale
    • West Melbourne.

    All students arriving into the Territory as at 3.30 pm on Thursday 4th February 2021 or who have been in a Victorian Hotspot since 29 January are to be tested for COVID-19.


    Darwin and Palmerston region testing facilities

    Respiratory clinics in the Darwin and Palmerston region conducting testing for coronavirus include: 

    Respiratory Clinic at Palmerston GP Super Clinic 

    Opening hours:
    Mon – Fri, 8am – 4:45pm and Sat 10:15am – 1:30pm.

    T: 08 8919 8919

    schedule an appointment online 

    Pandemic Clinic at Royal Darwin Hospital

    Access to the Pandemic Clinic is by appointment only through the NT Centre for Disease Control. 

    Please call 1800 008 002 to discuss your need for an appointment.


    If you are in this category ensure the Health Safety and Environment (HSE) team is notified of your return date, date tested and if you returned to work during between these dates immediately.

    E: hse@cu.edu.au 
    T: 08 8946 6494

    The Northern Territory Government webpage details further information related to the hotspot locations, testing facilities and quarantine requirements

    Travellers must be aware of their responsibilities as per current NT Chief Health Officer COVID-19 Directions.

  • The Northern Territory Government has updated their website and the Greater Brisbane region is no longer declared as a COVID-19 hotspot.

    For full information regarding mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing please refer to the NTG update:

    https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/updates/items/2021-01-11-greater-brisbane-revoked-as-a-hotspot

  • Effective immediately the Northern Territory has declared the Greater Brisbane region a hotspot.  This includes council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands.

    This supports the rapid action taken by the Queensland Government to do everything they can to trace and trap in the Greater Brisbane region.

    Anyone arriving into the Territory as at 9.15 am Friday 8th January 2021 from these locations are required to enter mandatory quarantine. Mandatory quarantine will be at your own cost and in an approved Northern Territory facility.

    All staff and students that have entered the Northern Territory from 2nd January 2021 to 8th January are highly recommended to self-isolate and organise to be COVID-19 tested. 

    The Northern Territory Government webpage details further information related to the hotspot locations and requirements:

    https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

    Travelers must be aware of their responsibilities as per current NT Chief Health Officer COVID-19 Directions.

    Please don’t put the community at risk. Do the right thing. 

  • Charles Darwin University has implemented a COVID-19 contact tracing check-in system across all campuses in compliance with the NT Chief Health Officer direction number 56.

    QR code posters are clearly displayed at the building entry points across all campuses. All visitors and members of the public are required to check in to CDU premises for visits in excess of 15 minutes via the QR code which is the large barcode on the poster, or paper-based alternative. 

    COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Charles Darwin University has implemented the NTG Territory Check in COVID-19 contact tracing app across all campuses in compliance with the NT Chief Health Officer direction number 56.

    The safe and easy way for you to record your visit with us and support NT Health contact tracing is:

    1. Download the Territory Check In app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
    2. Register your details (required for the first time only).
    3. Open the app, select ‘check in now’ and hover your smartphone camera over the venue’s displayed QR Code.
    4. Add in any additional people, without their own device or app.
    5. When the check in is complete, show venue staff the app successful check in screen.

    Failure to provide your contact information may mean that you will be denied access to a location or venue. 

    Everyone is required to check-in for visits of more than 15 minutes at the food outlets and libraries on CDU Campuses.

    The previously implemented restrictions of hand hygiene, social distancing and cleaning protocols are still to be maintained, in particular, please be mindful of 1.5m social distancing in the coffee shops. For a quick refresher review, the NTG ‘Slowing the spread’ guidelines.

    For more information related to the NTG contact tracing requirements please visit NTG-contact-tracing.

    NTG check-in app FAQs (PDF, 174.07 KB)

    CDU QR code check-in FAQs (PDF, 210.47 KB)

  • Charles Darwin University has implemented a COVID-19 contact tracing check-in system across all campuses in compliance with the NT Chief Health Officer direction number 56.

    QR code posters are clearly displayed at the building entry points across all campuses. All visitors and members of the public are required to check in to CDU premises for visits in excess of 15 minutes via the QR code which is the large barcode on the poster, or paper-based alternative. The QR Codes are to be accessed via your mobile phone camera for iPhones that will take you to a CDU URL to complete your check-in. Android devices are to download the QR Reader app for free via your mobile device app store. There will also be a paper-based alternative check-in method available if anyone is unable to use the QR code.

    **Please note these QR codes are not aligned to the Territory Check In app at this stage.**

    Failure to provide your contact information may mean that you will be denied access to a location or venue. 

    Everyone is required to check-in for visits of more than 15 minutes at the food outlets and libraries on CDU Campuses.

    The previously implemented restrictions of hand hygiene, social distancing and cleaning protocols are still to be maintained, in particular, please be mindful of 1.5m social distancing in the coffee shops. For a quick refresher review, the NTG ‘Slowing the spread’ guidelines.

    For more information related to the NTG contact tracing requirements please visit NTG-contact-tracing.

    Frequently asked questions

  • Charles Darwin University will be introducing QR codes in accordance with the Northern Territory Chief Health Officer mandate.

    This change will be implemented and mandatory in specifically identified areas of our University campuses and will take effect 30 November 2020.

    QR posters will be clearly displayed at all locations you are required to check-in.  There will also be a paper-based alternative check-in method available if anyone is unable to use the QR code.

    Individuals will be denied entry if they refuse to provide their contact details or provide incorrect information.  COVID-19 Contact Tracing information 

    All Territorians have a responsibility to continue slowing the spread, refresh how we can do that by accessing NTG guidelines.

  • Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Maddocks:
    Hello.

    The impact of COVID-19 is casting a wide shadow over all our lives – and this includes many of our Vocational and Higher Education students who often work full-time, study part-time and juggle the responsibility of family.

    Many of our students are hurting at this time – some of them are among the one million people who have lost their jobs as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak. …and our international students – who are an important part of Australia’s multicultural community - are also severely impacted because their part-time or casual work has disappeared overnight.

    Charles Darwin University is already working to help our community – our students are making and distributing hand sanitiser, our 3D printer is trialling the rapid production of much-needed health equipment, and we have donated gowns and masks to our local hospital. But there’s more we can do to alleviate some of this pain and to help our students to continue with their studies.

    We have created an Emergency Student Appeal that will directly benefit our students who are experiencing financial hardship. It will ease some of the stress and anxiety they are feeling. CDU will provide up to $2,000 per student for those who require immediate financial assistance… And I am asking you to help.

    If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating to our Emergency Student Appeal. It’s a very real way of helping our students at this very difficult time. We will get through this and come out on the other side. And we will do it, by working together and supporting those who need our help.

    Thank you for your continued support. Together we make CDU.

  • Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Maddocks:

    Hello everyone. I want to take some time to talk to you about what we’re doing at Charles Darwin University in response to the COVID-19 outbreaks. These are challenging times and we are all working as hard as we can to be as prepared as we can to meet those challenges.

    I know that COVID-19 is causing concern for many people in our community. There are a number of things that we just can no longer take for granted as we used to, such as taking part in large gatherings, travelling freely, and so on.

    This means that the university is not going to proceed with graduation ceremonies in May or June this year. Students will still formally graduate on time, but we simply will not be able to proceed with the ceremonies as planned in the middle of this year. We will do our utmost to make sure that students that would like to participate in a ceremonial occasion will get a chance to do so with some future ceremonies.

    Notwithstanding changes to work practice, I want to ensure everybody that unless we are otherwise instructed the university intends to ensure that its campuses remain open for business as much as is possible. We continue to follow the advice of Australia’s health authorities in ensuring we do everything we can to help reduce the entry and movement of this virus through our communities.

    Part of this involves changing the way we do some of our business. Commencing during the week of March 23rd, we are going to move all of our possible courses into online learning mode. CDU is already a leader in online learning delivery and more than 70% of our higher education students already study with us online. Next week we will commence moving all possible additional delivery into online mode. This should allow students who currently study on campus to maximise the opportunity to stay home and continue to engage with learning online. That way, they will be able to limit any contact they have with other people.

    Some of our courses do require on-campus practical engagement—clinical training blocks, apprentice trades development, and the like. Wherever possible, we will be planning to allow these opportunities to proceed as long as social distancing measures can be maintained. Where this is not possible, we will have to either postpone these activities or come up with alternative means of providing engagement for our students, and we will contact all students as these changes are developed. For our vocational training students, again we will be moving to put as much material online and to assist you in engaging with us online to maintain your study engagement wherever this is feasible. Other changes that have to be brought into effect will be discussed with you, and where necessary, with your workplace.

    I just want to assure everybody that during this time, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, our staff, and the communities in which we all live and work. We are here to help you. You all make CDU.

    If you have any concerns at all, please refer to the contact points that are being provided in conjunction with this video. Any assistance you need, we'll do our best to support and provide to you. Please remember, if you’re feeling at all or unwell, do not come to work. Do not try to come to the campus. Please ring in. If you’re a staff member, discuss your needs with your supervisor. If you’re a student please contact the Student Centre for help and assistance, and if you are feeling unwell please make sure you follow the advice of the medical authorities in how you seek medical assistance.