The department is committed to keeping the Norfolk Island community informed as the Australian Government works with state and territory governments on a nationally consistent approach to manage Australia's ongoing COVID-19 response.
Constant vigilance along with a commitment and continued capacity to surge response measures (if required) will remain important in the next phase of Australia's COVID-19 pandemic response transition.
For Ministerial and Administrator announcements, please visit our Norfolk Island media page.
Further information: www.health.gov.au, www.australia.gov.au and Coronavirus health information line 1800 020 080.
Public Health Directions
Medical help for COVID-19 on Norfolk Island
If you are having a medical emergency call 000.
Changes to COVID-19 restrictions
In line with changes to national protocols, people on Norfolk Island will no longer be required to isolate at home if testing positive to COVID-19, from 14 October 2022.
Reflecting this significant shift in the response to COVID-19, all existing public health directions for Norfolk Island have been revoked, through the following directions.
- Revocation of Public Health (Norfolk Island Territory) Management of Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Close Contacts 2022 (No. 2)
- Revocation of Public Health (Norfolk Island Territory) Face Mask Requirements Direction 2022 (No. 2)
- Revocation of Public Health (Norfolk Island Territory) Workers in a Healthcare Setting Direction 2022
- Revocation of Public Health (Norfolk Island Territory) Protecting Public Officials and Workers (Spitting, Coughing and Sneezing) Direction 2022.
COVID-19 is still present in the community, despite this shift in mandatory requirements. We encourage everyone to take precautions to protect others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay home if you are sick, especially if you have COVID-19.
- Get tested if you develop symptoms.
- Practise good hygiene.
- Practise physical distancing.
- Wear a mask if you cannot keep a distance from others.
Please refer to the NIHRACS website or Facebook page for regular updates on COVID-19 case numbers, public health advice and vaccination programs
NIHRACS will continue to implement COVID controls and measures at the health service and within aged care to protect staff and patients.