The Chief Health Officer has declared hotspots across the Illawarra Region in NSW for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective at 5pm on 24 July 2021.
Hotspot locations include:
- Municipality of Kiama
- Wingecarribee Shire
This is in addition to a number of hotspots already in place across the Illawarra region.
Anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, who has been to the above hotspot locations in the NSW Illawarra Region and arrives in the Northern Territory after 5pm on 24 July 2021 will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.
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
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.
The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take whatever action is necessary to protect the community of the Northern Territory.
The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.
- Book your COVID-19 vaccine
- Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
- If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19
- Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly
- Do not go to work if you feel sick
- Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible