Easing of Restrictions for the Northern Territory

Easing of Restrictions for the Northern Territory

The information on this page relates to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for the Northern Territory. It will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Useful Links:

NT Government – COVID-19

NT-Roadmap to the New Normal

Guidelines for sport and active recreation businesses

COVID-19 Sport and Active Recreation Organisation Checklist (required)

NT Government Business Support


Last updated: 22 February 2021

Current Restrictions for the Northern Territory

Requirements checked 22 February 2021

All businesses are required to lodge a COVID-19 Safety Plan by filling out the relevant checklists available. A COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist must be completed and submitted online. The checklist forms the businesses COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The CHO Directions also require businesses to comply with and review their COVID-19 Safety Plans at least every six months to make sure they continue to address any required safety responsibilities.

Businesses with a COVID-19 Safety Plan must also appoint a COVID Safety Supervisor to facilitate the implementation of their businesses COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The COVID-19 Safety Plan must be available to show to an authorised officer upon request.

Places that provide yoga, Pilates, massages or wellness services must collect customer contact details via the Territory check-in app or other suitable collection tool. More details


Previously, from noon on 15 May 2020, the following businesses, services and activities can reopen:

  • participate in organised outdoor training activities for sporting clubs and teams
  • operate or attend a studio that provides yoga, Pilates, Zumba, barre, dance classes
  • operate or attend physical training activities indoors such as CrossFit and
  • operate and attend a gymnasium.

Activities included in step two must be undertaken in less than two hours.

CHO Directions and mandatory requirements

The business must comply with the requirements specified in the Directions.

Under the Directions, a business must:

  • complete and submit to the Department of Health a COVID-19 safety plan checklist before reopening and
  • place markings on the floor of its premises where participants may queue (for example, at the entrance, bathrooms or service counter) before reopening and
  • provide hand sanitiser to participants unless handwashing facilities are available.

The CHO’s directions are laws and it is an offence to contravene a direction of the CHO.

It is important that you keep informed about the Directions of the CHO and any requirements or restrictions which relate to your type of business.