COVID-19 Updates

In response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, MacDonnell Regional Council (MRC) is actively working to protect the communities we support through this challenging and rapidly evolving situation. MRC has developed adaptive risk management plans to protect MRC staff and communities as we continue to provide ongoing critical and essential services.

This response includes MRC taking extra precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. One of these measures is further to acknowledging already declared and revoked NT designated Hotspots, MRC is actioning extra measures with MRC designated Areas of Concern for staff returning from interstate leave. 

MRC staff who are returning from designated Areas of Concern, need to stay away from MRC facilities in Alice Springs and on  community for a period of 14 days and / or undertake a COVID-19 test.

To book a COVID-19 test, call the NT COVID-19 Hotline 1800 008 002 (Monday to Sunday 8.30am–4pm). 

MRC Areas of Concern: 

  • All of ACT - ongoing
  • All of New South Wales - ongoing
  • All of Victoria - ongoing

Supervisors please check the state health department websites for current information: 

Northern Territory



New South Wales

South Australia



Western Australia

MacDonnell Regional Council wants to provide a healthy and safe environment for its residents and its staff, and thanks you for your understanding and support. As the situation continues to evolve, MRC may make further directions to staff returning from leave.