Yesterday, the Honourable Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister for the Northern Territory, provided the following advice:
From 17 July anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from or through the state of Victoria in the last 14 days must undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine.
This will be at your own cost. The cost per person for supervised quarantine is $2500.
Mandatory supervised quarantine will be at the Howard Springs quarantine facility or another approved facility elsewhere in the Territory.
There will be no option to self-quarantine and there will be no exemptions.
At this stage, the Northern Territory Government has listed the following as hotspots:
State of Victoria – refer to the NT Coronavirus website for further details.
Given that the situation is evolving, I ask that all staff be responsible and cautious when considering interstate travel plans.
Advice for all staff
We are receiving regular and ongoing advice from the NT Chief Health Officer and making any necessary preparations.
We will continue to provide regular updates via email to all staff to ensure that they are aware of any changes relating to COVID-19.
Advice for staff who are currently in a hotspot
If you are currently in a hotspot, please contact your Principal or line manager to let them know your intended return date to the Northern Territory. If you are unable to contact your Principal or line manager, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide support where possible.
Informing your school immediately allows us to ensure all schools are staffed to commence Term 3, 2020.
Advice for staff who are currently interstate
Given that the situation is changing rapidly, you are encouraged to contact your principal or line manager to let them know your intended return date to the Northern Territory.
It is important that all staff that are currently interstate, keep abreast of the latest updates from the Northern Territory Government. For updates on hot spots, please continue to monitor the NT COVID-19 website.