8th August: Hotspots declared for Cairns & Yarrabah

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Hotspots declared for Cairns and Yarrabah

The NT Chief Health Officer has declared a hotspot for Cairns and Yarrabah, Queensland for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective at 12noon today, 8 August, 2021.

Hotspot locations include: City of Cairns and Aboriginal shire of Yarrabah. This is in addition to a number of hotspots already in place in South East Queensland.

Anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, who has been to the above hotspot locations and arrives in the Northern Territory after 12noon today 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 Cairns or Yarrabah since July 29, must isolate and get tested. You must stay isolated until you receive a negative result.

From midnight tonight, anyone from a declared hotspot is not permitted to travel to the Northern Territory without an approved exemption.

A list of declared COVID-19 hotspots can be found on the NT COVID-19 website. To book a COVID-19 test, book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.


Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

Date of notice or action: 
Sunday, 8 August, 2021