COVID-19 in the Northern Territory: what lockdowns mean for child care

This content was published on Monday 20 December 2021. There may be more recent updates available.

Support is available for services and families affected by the lockdowns in the Northern Territory.

This includes services in:

  • Tennant Creek
  • Ali Curung, including surrounding homelands of Imangara, Imperrenth, Double D, Junkaji and Wakurlpu.

Details about the lockdowns are available on the NT Government COVID-19 response website.

Gap fees

Services can waive gap fees for children who do not attend care during the lockdown period.

See dates for waiving gap fees in each region on our website. Please check this page regularly.


All children have an extra 10 allowable absences for the 2021–22 financial year. This brings the total number of allowable absences available to 52.

More information

Learn more about COVID-19 support for the early childhood education and care sector on our website.