Media release

COVID-19 - Infringement Notices - Darwin


Northern Territory Police have issued three men with infringement notices for breaching quarantine requirements at the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

On Wednesday 11 November 2020, Police were provided with a photo posted to social media of two of the men pushing the third man, who was in a wheelie bin.

At the time of the photo being taken, none of the men were wearing required face masks.

Under the Chief Health Officer Direction 55, those staying at the facility are required to physically distance and wear a mask when they’re not in their allocated room.  

Incident Controller, Acting Commander Shaun Gill said, “It’s disappointing that we have had to remind these men that we are still in a health emergency.

“Almost everyone in the centre is abiding by the rules, and we haven’t had any new cases in the domestic quarantine area for several months, but the actions of a few inconsiderate people who think they are above the rules could ruin it for everyone.”

The infringement penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environment Health Act 2011 is $5,056 for an individual and $25,280 for a business.

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