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, where further to acknowledging already declared NT designated Hotspots, MRC is actioning cautionary measures for MRC designated Areas of Concern for staff returning from interstate leave. 

There are currently no MRC designated Areas of Concern. 

MRC staff who are returning from this designated Area of Concern, need to stay away from work and community, book an appointment to be tested at the Todd Facility upon arrival back in Alice by calling the NT COVID-19 Hotline 1800 008 002 (Monday to Sunday 8.30am–4pm) and isolate. These staff will be able to return to work after obtaining a negative test result and if they are not experiencing any COVID symptoms. MRC staff are to discuss this with their supervisor.  

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

Northern Territory


New South Wales


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.