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Questions from the audience

Could anyone tell me what the definition of a ‘casual contact’ is as mentioned in the NT statement?

-Sydney sider

Morning, Sydney sider.

As you mentioned, any person in the Northern Territory who has been identified as a “casual contact” by New South Wales health authorities must isolate, get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.

Per the NSW government’s definition, a casual contact is “someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 while they were infectious but who is at lower risk of being infected than a close contact”.

There are two ways to know if you are a casual contact:

  • NSW Health will contact you directly by text message or phone call. This could be because you have provided your contact details when you checked into a venue.
  • NSW Health announces COVID-19 case locations and venues of concern through the media, on NSW Health social media channels and on the NSW Government website. 

I have a flight to SA tomorrow morning.. can I go? Will I need to go into quarantine when I arrive?

-Honor Grace

Morning, Honor — I just saw your follow up comment mentioning that you’re from Melbourne.

Unfortunately, people from Greater Melbourne are currently not permitted to enter South Australia.

This includes people who have been in Greater Melbourne within the last 14 days.

The only exceptions are South Australian residents, people relocating and people escaping domestic violence and Essential Travellers.

You can read more on the SA government website.

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