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 23 November 2020.
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 31 December 2020, or until revoked.
The Norfolk Island COVID-19 Recovery Operations Plan will remain in place during the state of emergency.

Travelling to Norfolk Island

Find out about current travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and apply for an entry pass 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.


General enquiries: Incident Controller - Detective Sergeant Glenn Elder +6723 22222
IO-Norfolk-Island [at]
Welfare enquiries (mental health/ financial support): Welfare Officer - Sharyn Menzies +6723 0100 or +6723 50855
sharyn.menzies [at]

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

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