A 33-year-old quarantine detainee has been fined more than $5000 after she was caught attempting to scale a perimeter fence at the Howard Springs quarantine facility on Wednesday, NT Police say.
A 57-year-old man was also issued an infringement notice for not being in his unit when meals were being served. Police said he was later located not wearing a mask and grew aggressive when approached by staff.
Police did not say if either the woman or the man were part of repatriation flights that landed this week or how long either had been at the facility.
The troubling incidents have police asking those in quarantine to abide by the rules for the safety of everyone.
“We need everyone to work together on this,” Incident Controller Shaun Gill said.
“I continue to be frustrated by people who think they are above the rules. The Northern Territory has worked really hard to minimise the spread of COVID-19 here, this sort of behaviour puts everyone at risk.”
“Police, Health and Welfare staff will continue to ensure that the quarantine facility is monitored and managed”.
Police did not say if the woman who attempted to scale the wall will be subject to stricter conditions while completing her quarantine at the facility, or subject to increased checks.
Police said they have now issued 154 fines for COVID-related non-compliance issues.