Travel restrictions

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #15 – 17 June 2020

Date first filed: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
Description: 

NT updates - still no active cases. Since 15th June, eased 'self-quarantine' conditions for interstate arrivals. However, self-quarantine is not allowed in Groote but must be in Darwin, Palmerston, Litchfield, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tenant Creek or Nhulunbuy.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 Advice #14 - 4 June 2020

Date first filed: 
Friday, 5 June, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2020
Description: 

NT moves to Stage 3 of (easing) restrictions. The main change for Groote is that quarantine is no longer required for entry or re-entry from outside our (former) Biosecurity areas; however, ALC permits requirement and GEMCO's FIFO arrangements remain. Eating out: "the Golfie will open ..., however the ARC will remain closed to the public and the Lodge has confirmed that they will remain delivery only at this stage". For full details, see the attachment.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #13 – 25 May 2020

Date first filed: 
Monday, 25 May, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Monday, 25 May, 2020
Description: 

NT update - currently no COVID-19 cases in Groote area and no active cases in the NT. Biosecurity travel restrictions for remote areas within the NT will be lifted on 5 June 2020 - quarantine ends for travel to Groote, but permits are still required. NT border restrictions remain. For details, see the attachment.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

COVID-19 response for the Yolngu Region of East Arnhem - 24 May 2020

Date first filed: 
Monday, 25 May, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Sunday, 24 May, 2020
Description: 

On 23rd May the NT Chief Minister announced that designated biosecurity areas in the Northern Territory will be lifted on 5 June 2020. Quarantine requirements for entry to Groote will end, but permits for Groote will still be required. For details, see the attachment.

Source: 

NT Government "East Arnhem Covid 19 Team"

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE 4 - 27 March 2020

Date first filed: 
Friday, 22 May, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Friday, 27 March, 2020
Description: 

Information on ALC's COVID-19 Management Plan and the upcoming travel shutdown to/from and within the Groote Archipelago. Updates on schools, business support and Groote recreation areas.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE 5 - 27 March 2020 (Groote Archipelago shutdown)

Date first filed: 
Tuesday, 21 April, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Friday, 27 March, 2020
Description: 

Information on the upcoming 2 week shutdown of all flights to and from Groote from 31st March to 14th April 2020. New Biosecurity Act covering Groote and its restrictions on travel to and within the Groote Archipelago including quarantine requirements.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE 6 - 31 March 2020

Date first filed: 
Thursday, 21 May, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Description: 

Advice and updates on COVID-19 cases, travel restrictions and social distancing rules across Australia and quarantine requirements for international and interstate/Territory travelers. Upcoming travel shutdown to and within Groote. Biosecurity Act and access permits. Confirming no known cases in Groote area, and describing responses to any potential positive test.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE 7 – 3 April 2020

Date first filed: 
Thursday, 21 May, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Friday, 3 April, 2020
Description: 

Advice and updates on COVID-19, health, travel restrictions, NT quarantine, archipelago shutdown, permits, GEMCO, schools etc. in the Groote area, and across the NT.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

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