Media release

COVID-19 – Infringement – Breach of CHO Directions – Tanami


Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice to a mine worker who failed to comply the Chief Health Officer’s directions while isolating at a mine site.

The 38-year-old man had left his room at the mine site yesterday evening and was located some three blocks away, and was not wearing a mask at the time. He was still within the mine site when located.

Incident Controller Shaun Gill said, “This man’s actions breached two of the Chief Health Officer Directions. The gentleman was escorted back to his room by mine security, and this morning police issued him a $5056 infringement notice.

“He has been flown to Darwin to complete the remainder of his quarantine period under supervision and at his own cost at Howard Springs.”

The penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environment Health Act 2011 is $5056 for an individual and $25,280 for a business.

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