Friday 11 November signifies the end of CHO directions regarding mask wearing and reporting.
As we are now living with COVID-19, Territorians are encouraged to keep practising the COVID safe behaviours we know work to limit the spread and protect our community.
While it is no longer mandatory, Territorians are strongly encouraged to test for COVID-19 when feeling unwell or showing symptoms to limit the spread of infection. People who test positive to COVID-19 should continue to register their result using the online declaration form. This will help people who are more at risk of becoming seriously ill to access support, including anti-viral treatments which are most effective when taken within five days of symptoms first starting.
Face masks remain an important way to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Although not mandatory, mask wearing is still recommended in indoor and outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible.
Some businesses and high-risk settings may require staff and visitors to wear face masks as part of their workplace health and safety practices.
At this time, NT Health hospitals and health care facilities require everyone to continue to wear masks.
Changes to public health measures are a timely reminder for Territorians to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations to make sure they have the best protection, particularly with COVID-19 cases on the rise as other states and territories experiencing another wave.
A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for all Territorians aged 30 years and over at participating GP clinics, pharmacies, respiratory clinics, urban and remote health clinics and Aboriginal health clinics.