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COVID-19 Update – Tasmanians who have returned from the Northern Territory

Tasmania’s Public Health authorities are continuing to review the evolving COVID-19 situation across the country. Following the declaration of a three-day lock down in the Northern Territory (NT), a Stay at Home order has been put in place in Tasmania.

This order applies to anyone who arrived in Tasmania before 4pm yesterday (16 August) and were in the Municipalities of Darwin, Palmerston or Katherine on or since 11pm on 12 August 2021. This order will be reviewed regularly by Public Health.

School students and staff affected by the Stay at Home order should not attend school at this time. Please contact your school if this direction applies to you.

Travellers under the Direction must stay at home until 14 days after they were last in the high-risk area and return a negative COVID-19 test result. The negative test must have been taken at least 7 days after leaving the high-risk area.

Public Health Services will contact travellers placed under the Stay at Home direction directly with more details with regards to testing requirements.

While we expect this to impact a very small number of staff and students, we do understand this is an inconvenience however we appreciate everyone continuing to follow Public Health’s instructions.

If you have any questions please contact the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738 or visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

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