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Education, schools and childcare – Northern Territory

Updated on 16 January 2022, at 16:50 AET

Visit Lockdowns and outbreaks – Northern Territory to learn if there are any lockdowns or lockouts in the Northern Territory, and the accompanying rules.

Mandatory face mask rules apply across the Northern Territory, see Face masks — Northern Territory in the Restriction Checker.

Restrictions outside of a lockdown or lockout area

School and childcare centres can provide onsite learning to all students. They must attend school unless they're unwell.

Visit for details on restrictions at education premises in lockout and lockdown areas.

School and childcare centres continue to provide onsite learning to all students. They must attend school unless they're unwell.

Schools across the Territory are encouraged to:

  • promote good hygiene practices
  • move classes outdoors, separating into smaller groups, or use larger indoor spaces
  • avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing, or games involving physical contact
  • continue to use water bubblers for filling water bottles only

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

Residential boarding schools run by the Northern Territory Government are operating. Students who’ve returned from any boarding school to a community may attend the local government school, provided staffing is available.

VET courses will also continue.

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