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Education, schools and childcare – Northern Territory

Updated on 19 September 2022, at 10:30 AET

Schools are providing onsite learning to all students. Students must attend school unless they're unwell.

Childcare centres are operating.

Outside school hours care (OSHC) services and school buses are operating.

Residential boarding schools run by the Northern Territory Government are operating.

VET courses continue.

Face masks

Students do not need to wear a face mask at school — but can if they wish.


Close contacts and confirmed cases

Students, children and staff should stay home if they are unwell or if they experience symptoms of COVID-19. If they have COVID-19 symptoms, they should get tested.

Students, children and staff must follow the rules for close contacts and confirmed cases.

For more information on restrictions in the Northern Territory, visit You can also call the NT COVID-19 hotline on 1800 490 484, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:21pm (ACST).

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