Indigenous people trying to return home from Katherine are being placed under supervised self-isolation at a local motel.
More than 1400 people were returned home to remote communities earlier this month as authorities acted on fears about vulnerable Indigenous populations.
The effort was suspended after national biosecurity measures were introduced requiring 14-days of isolation before remote communities could be entered.
Kalano Community Association CEO Bill Headley said this made facilitated isolation a necessary measure in order to restart operations.
"There's two programs we're running at the moment in this space on behalf of the Chief Minister's office and Territory Families," Mr Headley said.
Some community members wanting to return home now have to clear supervised 14-day isolation in a Katherine motel first.
"Return to Country is actually bringing people home to communities, then self-isolation in accordance with the Biosecurity Act"
"At the moment the Paraway Motel is our only location, our emphasis at Kalano is to always use local businesses to facilitate our programs, especially as it's a rough time at the moment," he said.
Mr Headley says while the program structure is simple, for participants to actually complete self-isolation is difficult, and not appropriate for all individuals.
"There's a set of criteria they have to meet and a case management process to ensure they want to go back and that they're suitable for self-isolation," Mr Headley said.
"There's really all sorts of people, from regular visitors to those finishing their rehabilitation program or stint in custody.
"It's not an easy task to be in a room for 14 days, so we're talking to them about confinement, boredom and handling the restricted access to the outside world," Mr Headley said.
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