To help you stay on top of the COVID-19 situation in the NT, we’ve pulled together a handy list of resources and information.
Check the public exposure sites list
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the NT Government’s list of public exposure sites. The list will give you a breakdown of dates and times as to where a confirmed COVID case has been.
What to do if you’ve been in an exposure site
If you have been to a public exposure site, you need to go home and stay home. You will need to identify yourself as a close contact by calling the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484 or registering yourself online on the NTG website. Following this you’ll need to get tested and quarantine for 14 days. Anyone living in the same household as you will also need to be identified as a close contact self-quarantine until the close contact receives an initial negative test result. Others living in your household don’t need to be tested unless they have symptoms.
When to get tested
You need to get tested if you’ve been in an exposure site or have COVID-19 symptoms. Depending on which one of these you fall into, there are different requirements to getting tested:
- If you’ve been in an exposure site, you need to call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484 and they will schedule you in for a test.
- If you’re showing COVID-19 symptoms you can book a test online or head to one of the drive-through clinics that don’t require bookings.
Knowing the latest restrictions
NT Government continues to keep their website up to date with all the latest information on restrictions including things like mask-wearing, reasons for leaving home, list of essential workers and more.
How to get vaccinated
Anyone over 12 years of age in the NT is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Both the Pfizer vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine are approved for use in Australia. People 60 years of age and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine and those aged 16 to 59 years will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
See the latest on national hotspots
Hotspots around the country are always changing, it’s important to stay on top of them especially if you’re trying to make travel plans.