16th November: Masks mandate across NT as Katherine cases increase

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 16 November, 2021
Notice text: 

From 12pm on Tuesday 16th November, the whole of NT is subject to mask-wearing requirements, and the Katherine/Robinson River lockdown has been extended until Monday 22nd November.

Mask rules:

  • You must wear a face mask outside of your home when you are unable to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres - this includes at places like the supermarket and shops
  • Workers who come into close contact with patrons, or who work in crowded environments need to wear a mask
  • People at restaurants, cafes and pubs must wear a mask unless eating or drinking.

For more information see the attachment and these links:

Groote and Darwin/Alice Springs lifting of lockdowns

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 2 July, 2021
Notice text: 

[2nd July 2021]

As advised by the Chief Minister today, the lockdowns in the Greater Darwin region and in Alice Springs will end from 1.00pm today, with some restrictions to remain in place for a further 7 days.

Note that anyone returning to Groote from Darwin or Alice Springs will be required to wear a mask in public on Groote for 7 days from 1pm today.

For full details, see the attachment.


NT Government via Mark Hewitt ALC CEO

New mask requirements for airports and domestic and international travel

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 20 January, 2021
Notice text: 

From Wednesday 20th January you will not be allowed to enter Groote Eylandt airport or take your flight if you are not wearing a mask.

It is now compulsory for face masks to be worn at all major NT airports and while on board an aircraft. Masks must be worn when inside the Darwin, Alice Springs, Yulara, Gove and Groote Eylandt airports and when on the airfield. Children under the age of 12 and people with a specified medical condition are not required to wear a mask. It is the responsibility of individuals to supply their own masks.

On Groote Eylandt, the Community Support Program (CSP) has face masks available to community members and ALC staff. Masks are available from CSP offices at Umbakumba, Angurugu, and Alyangula.

For more information see


ALC / NT Government

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