Practical Advice


To keep Territory kids safe at school, a range of measures have been introduced in NT Government schools.

These measures will help to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and keep children and young people at school learning as much as possible. This plan is in place for the first four weeks of Term 1, 2022. We will continue to evaluate and ask for feedback on how COVID-19 is being managed.

  • Department of Education’s Term 1 2022 back-to-school plan - PDF 
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The Department of Education operating guidelines have been developed to support the operation of Northern Territory (NT) Government schools and associated early childhood services from the commencement of Semester 2, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

  • Department of Education Guidelines for commencement of Semester 2, 2021 - PDF



NT COGSO have received questions from School Rep. Body members seeking advice regarding what is required to support schools respond to changing conditions. NT COGSO has developed Practical Advice for School Rep. Bodies to provide what information we can at present, to support you as members to navigate Term 2, 2020. 

  • Practical Advice for School Rep. Bodies - PDF

Advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) for school leaders engaging with children, parents, teachers and support staff to reduce even further the relatively low risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools.

  • Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advice on reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools. - PDF

The Territory Labor Government is providing job certainty to more than 1700 casual staff employed directly by NT government schools, in the event schools are forced to close due to the spread of COVID-19.

  • Territory Labor Government Guarantees 1700 Casual School Jobs PDF