COVID-19 Advice for Norfolk Island

Please note that the advice on this page will be reviewed and updated regularly by the Emergency Management Team (EMT). Last updated on Thursday 21 January 2021.
To stay up to date with COVID-19 information for Norfolk Island, visit this page regularly and/or follow the Emergency Management Norfolk Island Facebook page.

State of Emergency

Due to the threat posed by COVID-19, a State of Emergency remains in force on Norfolk Island until 28 February 2021, or until revoked.
The Norfolk Island COVID-19 Recovery Operations Plan will remain in place during the state of emergency.

Travelling to Norfolk Island

Updated Thursday 21 January 2021
NSW Travellers
EMT considered the existing requirement for travellers from some Sydney LGA’s to undergo local self-isolation for 14 days upon arriving in the island. It was decided to keep this requirement in place until there are 14 days of no community transmission in the area. Based on the most recent information the last locally acquired case was on January 12th. Providing there are no new locally acquired cases in the currently restricted areas the local self-isolation requirement will be lifted from Tuesday January 26th.

Therefore, travellers from the following areas of Greater Sydney are still required to undertake self-isolation on arrival.

City of Blacktown
City of Canada Bay
City of Canterbury-Bankstown
City of Fairfield
City of Parramatta
Cumberland Council
Inner West Council
Municipality of Burwood
Municipality of Strathfield

Please read more information here.

Updated Monday 11 January 2021
Easing of restrictions associated with Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown and travel to Norfolk Island.
The Queensland Government has announced this morning (Monday 11 January 2021) that the current restrictions covering the Greater Brisbane area will be eased from 6 pm this evening. Travelers from the Greater Brisbane area will not be required to undergo self isolation on island from 6pm tonight. Any recent travelers subject to this lockdown requirement over the past weekend, will be free to go out of isolation from 6pm this evening as well.
Please read more information here.

 
Safety & Social Distancing Requirements
Find out more at our COVID-19 Safety and Social Distancing Requirements page or our in our latest media releases.

Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Norfolk Island
The Emergency Management Team (EMT) and Incident Management Team (IMT) were established by the Emergency Management Committee (EMNIC) to manage the State of Emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic. They were established under the island’s disaster management plan (NORDISPLAN).
 
The EMT is chaired by the Emergency Controller and is responsible for strategic operational decisions. It has appointed representatives who provide advice from NIHRACS, business, welfare, the community, NIRC and the Office of the Administrator. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) is an observer.
 
The IMT is responsible for operational management of the pandemic and is led by the Incident Controller who for the pandemic is the OIC of Police. It is set up in functional areas covering medical (NIHRACS), welfare, planning & logistics, and operations.

Contacts

General enquiries: Incident Controller - Detective Sergeant Glenn Elder +6723 22222
IO-Norfolk-Island [at] afp.gov.au
Welfare enquiries (mental health/ financial support): Welfare Officer - Hayley Evans +6723 0100 or +6723 52777
hayley.evans [at] nirc.gov.nf

Health enquiries: Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) +6723 22091

 
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