Inside the Howard Springs hotel quarantine facility in Darwin

No cooking equipment to be brought onsite or purchased during stay. This includes microwaves, electric fryers, rice cookers, induction cookers, sandwich presses, toasters, etc.

No alcohol to be brought onsite or purchased during stay, bags may be checked on arrival.

Recreational items such as swimming pools (plastic or inflatable), scooters, skateboards, bikes and roller blades are not permitted to be brought into the facility as they could pose a potential risk to other residents. Please do not bring any of these items with you, they will be removed and securely stored for the duration of your stay.

No visitors are permitted during your stay.

No care packages or personal deliveries to site.

No personal devices or chargers are supplied.

Linen will be provided as a two week supply upon arrival to avoid cross contamination.

Residents are provided with facemasks which must be worn at all times when you leave your allocated room, i.e. when stepping off a verandah that is part of your allocated room, or when anyone approaches to interact or deliver food.

Physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times with any other person in the quarantine facility, except for your spouse, de-facto partner, child or parent.

A medical team will be available on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To keep everyone safe repatriated residents will be required to remain on their balcony. Exercise requirements will be managed by the occupational therapist and the medical team.

All residents in quarantine must agree to regular health checks and monitoring by appropriately qualified health staff in order to support early detection of COVID-19.


Wifi is available however speed and connectivity varies widely, depending on demand.

Bottled water is not provided

Limited tea, coffee, sugar and milk

Disposable cups and hot water jug

Free to air TV and air conditioning

A small pack of essential toiletries will be provided. No meal delivery or delivery services.

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