Covid Update: Macedon Ranges and Moorabool declared hotspots

NT Government

Hotspots are already in place in Victoria for: Metropolitan Melbourne, the City of Greater Shepparton, the City of Ballarat, the Surf Coast Shire, the City of Greater Geelong, the Rural City of Wangaratta, the Shire of Murrindindi and Mitchell Shire LGA. Airports in Victoria are not considered to be hotspots and are able to be transited through.

Strict border controls are in place for all people travelling to the NT from a declared hotspot or public exposure site. The border controls prohibit entry into the NT except for returning residents, or those who have obtained prior approval to enter.

People from the Shire of Moorabool LGA or the Shire of Macedon Ranges LGA with an approved exemption to travel to the NT and who arrive after 05.00pm today, will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.

A testing direction remains in place for anyone who arrives in the NT from other areas of Regional Victoria. The person is required to travel directly to a suitable place, self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. They must remain in isolation until a negative test is returned and continue to monitor for symptoms.

It is very important that if you have symptoms, you get tested for COVID-19. Book your COVID-19 test online at here or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

Quotes attributable to Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Anthony Carpenter:

“This hotspot declaration is about managing an emerging risk to Territorians in response the spread of COVID-19 that continues to occur in Australia, particularly in Victoria and NSW.

“With school holidays approaching, please remember to regularly check the NT COVID-19 website here for hotspot and border entry information.

“Getting the vaccine reduces your risk of severe illness if you contract COVID-19 and protects you, your family and your community, so please don’t delay and book your appointment today.”

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