The Chief Health Officer has declared hotspots across parts of the NSW Central West region for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective from 5pm on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
Hotspot locations include:
· Orange City Council
· Blayney Shire Council
· Cabonne Shire Council
Anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, who has been to the hotspot locations in the NSW Central Coast region after 5pm on 21 July 2021 and arrives in the Northern Territory will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.
Anyone who has left the Central West region of NSW before 5pm on 21 July 2021 is able to enter into the Northern Territory without having to undertake quarantine. This hotspot declaration does not extend back the usual 14 days.
This hotspot declaration is required to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales after a delivery driver who travelled from south-west Sydney to the Central West region tested positive to COVID-19.
Anyone already in the Northern Territory who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in New South Wales must follow the quarantine and testing directions already in place and listed on the NT COVID-19 website at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19
Public exposure sites continue to change and it is important that those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory from New South Wales check the NSW Health website daily to review the list of public exposure sites and comply with the directions.
A list of declared COVID-19 hotspots can be found on the NT COVID-19 website https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/