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Greater Katherine named as hotspot

15 November 2021

Following the lockdown announcement by the NT Government, Greater Katherine and Robinson River (including surrounding homelands) will be declared a hotspot from 6pm tomorrow (16 November).

This means anyone travelling to Queensland from the Greater Katherine region after 6pm tomorrow will need to arrive by air, provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, and those with a suitable home will go into home quarantine for 14 days. Anyone who doesn’t have a suitable home or anyone who doesn’t meet the eligibility for home quarantine will be required to complete the quarantine period in a government-arranged hotel.

Queensland Health strongly urges anyone who has arrived in Queensland from the Greater Katharine region between 6pm tonight (15 November) until 6pm tomorrow night (16 November) to get a COVID-19 test as soon as practical and follow the same lockdown restrictions announced by the NT Government.

As always, anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested as soon as practical.

A list of testing facilities can be found at www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

The lockdown requirements and a map of the affected region can be found on the NT Government’s website.

To find out if you're eligible for home quarantine, visit the Queensland Health website.

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Last updated: 15 November 2021