Covid Update: Katherine Testing Direction

NT Government

9 December 2021

Due to the occurrence of community transmission of COVID-19 and persistent positive wastewater results in Katherine East, targeted COVID-19 testing stations have been established to help identify undetected cases.

The new Chief Health Officer Direction is effective immediately and requires those residents in the affected area to be tested for COVID-19 upon exiting the area.

The affected area (see map below) includes the identified residential properties on:

Maluka RoadHudspeth PlaceFrangipani CourtAcacia Drive

The targeted COVID-19 testing stations will be in place for three days. Those people who refuse to get tested for COVID-19 will be required to go to the Centre for National Resilience or a suitable place as directed by an authorised officer.

You are not required to get tested if you require urgent medical attention or have had a COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours and can provide evidence of this. Essential workers such as police, health staff and other workers approved by the Chief Health Officer are not required to get tested.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all health directions and vaccinations for all those eligible.

Book your COVID-19 vaccine hereCheck in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhereIf you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularlyDo not go to work if you feel sickMaintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.

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