EMNI - 25 February 2022

25 February 2022

Unvaccinated travellers -removal of self-isolation requirement for residents and essential workers

EMT has removed the requirement for unvaccinated residents and essential workers travelling to the island to undergo self-isolation. Unvaccinated visitors will however still be required to undergo self-isolation for seven (7) days on arrival to the island.

Unvaccinated travellers will like vaccinated travellers be required to undertake a RAT within 48 hours of departure to the island and a second within 24 hours of arrival. If the second RAT returns a positive result travellers must immediately self-isolate and contact NIHRACS on 22091.

This will apply from the 26th of February.

Updated case numbers as of 23 February 2022

The statistics below are as at midnight on Wednesday 23 February 2022.

COVID Statistics Number

Positive RAT tests (previous 24hrs) 6

Number of RAT tests conducted (previous 24hrs) 37

Daily average of positive tests (7days) 2.0

Current number of Active cases 17

Close contacts and positive cases in isolation 31

Recovered (discharged) cases (Previous 24hrs) 2

Cumulative Statistic Number

Total number of positive (including recovered) 115

Total number of tests conducted 943

Recovered (discharged) cases 98

Information about the requirements for travel to Norfolk Island is available on Council’s website at link http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk.... All travel related enquiries should be directed to the Incident Controller in the first instance. Key points of contact are detailed at the end of this media release.

Key points of contact

Welfare: Hayley Evans, email hayley.evans@nirc.gov.nf, phone- +672 3 52777

Incident Controller: Sergeant Mark Watson, email IO-Norfolk-Island@afp.gov.au, phone +672 3 22222

NIHRACS: Phone +672 3 22091 for all health-related enquiries

NIRC Website: www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island

EMNI Facebook: @emergencymanagementnorfolkisland


24 February 2022