COVID-19 Quarantine and Testing Directions for Victoria

NT Health

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a number of COVID-19 public exposure sites in Victoria. The approach is aligned with the Victorian risk-based system, to ensure that directions are based on the best available evidence of risk.

The NT Chief Health Officer is therefore directing:

  • Tier 1 (A): Anyone who arrives in the Northern Territory from 12.01am on 12 May 2021 who has visited any of the Tier 1 public exposure sites, as stipulated by Victorian health authorities at the specified dates and times, must enter mandatory supervised quarantine at their first port of arrival (either Alice Springs or Darwin), including by road. They must remain in quarantine (unless to get tested) until noon of the 14th day after they were in a Victorian Tier 1 public exposure site, regardless of whether they return a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Tier 1 (B): Anyone who arrived into the Northern Territory between 5 May 2021 and 12.00am on 12 May 2021 to 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 Victorian Tier 1 public exposure site, regardless of whether they return a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Tier 2: Anyone who arrived into the Northern Territory since 5 May 2021, and until otherwise directed, must self-isolate, get a test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative is returned.
  • Tier 3: Anyone who arrived into the Northern Territory since 5 May 2021, and until otherwise directed, must monitor their symptoms and if any symptoms develop, immediately self-isolate, get a test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative is returned.

Victorian public exposure sites can be found here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites#public-exposure-sites-in-victoria.

It is expected that the list of Victorian public exposure sites will expand as more locations are identified by contract tracers. If a venue is added or a tier is upgraded, impacted people are required to identify themselves to Northern Territory health authorities, and follow the relevant directions.

This advice comes off the back of a man in his 30’s returning a positive COVID-19 test after leaving mandatory, supervised quarantine in Adelaide and developing symptoms after returning home to Victoria having completed his 14-day stay.

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