Greater Adelaide revoked as a hotspot

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

The NT Chief Health Officer intends to revoke Greater Adelaide as a hotspot from 9am on Saturday 21 November 2020.

This means that people arriving from Saturday 21 November 2020 to the Northern Territory from anywhere in South Australia will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from South Australia, or those undertaking alternative quarantine arrangements at home, will be able to exit.

The Chief Health Officer has been monitoring the situation in South Australia closely, taking into account the monitoring and data collection of COVID-19, extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

The decision to revoke Greater Adelaide as a hotspot is based on information from South Australia and a thorough risk assessment which shows minimal risk to the Northern Territory.

The Chief Health Officers is asking anyone travelling from South Australia to the Northern Territory to get tested before they arrive and to stay home and not travel if they are sick.

It is also recommended that those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory in the past 14 days get tested if you have any symptoms.

The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.

· If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Make sure you get tested and stay at home.

· Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m at all times.

· Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.

· Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Put your tissue in the bin straight away.

· Do not go to work if you feel sick.

· If you have symptoms, stay away from others and call a doctor or the NT COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 008 002

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