Northern Territory Police have issued a further four infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.
On Tuesday 23 June 2020, compliance teams were conducting a number of checks on people who entered the Territory after the easing of quarantine restrictions, allowing people to nominate a place of quarantine rather than hotel accommodation.
Four people, aged between 24 and 44, were all absent from their homes at the time of checks. They were contacted by Police and were unable to provide a lawful justification as to why they were not quarantining.
Acting Commander Shaun Gill said, “This week alone, police have issued eight infringements. The message is obviously not getting through to people.
“We’re in a delicate stage at the moment and we need people to abide by the rules.”
The infringement penalty for an individual is $1,099 and $5,495 for a business.
NT Police and Environmental Health Officers continue to undertake compliance activities.
18,193 compliance checks have now been completed and 79 fines issued.
For information on the changes of quarantine requirements, visit www.coronavirus.nt.gov.au.