Anindilyakwa Safe - Groote & Coronavirus

Thursday, 16 July, 2020

Updated ALC Adaptive Management Plan: COVID-19 Coronavirus

Date first filed: 
Monday, 20 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Thursday, 16 July, 2020
Description: 

This document is an update to ALC Coronavirus Management Plan of 9th April. The focus of the update, on p. 16, is the adoption of the Contain and Test strategy developed by Congress and AMSANT.

Source: 

ALC

Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #19 – 15 July 2020 – Additional Hotspots Declared

Date first filed: 
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
Description: 

Arrivals in the NT from "hotspots" will face mandatory quarantine from 17th July. The NT Government has declared the State of Victoria, and on 15-7-2020 added Greater Metropolitan Sydney, as hotspots, and advises that all non-essential travel out of the NT is cancelled at this time. See the NT Government Hotspot Webpage.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #18 - 14 July 2020

Date first filed: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
Description: 

Update on NT cases. From 17th July, NT border restrictions will end, except for people from declared 'hotspots', who will have to to complete mandatory supervised quarantine at their own cost ($2,500). All of Victoria is currently a 'hotspot'. All arrivals to NT - even if not from 'hotspots', have to complete a pre-arrival border crossing application | link.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020

COVID planning - for positive cases

Date first filed: 
Tuesday, 7 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Tuesday, 7 July, 2020
Description: 

The NT Government is providing a comprehensive community communications plan with respect to a "Contain & Test" strategy. They have asked that the ALC work together with them to get messaging out, so there is consistency and no confusion. The ALC is working with the police and NTG Health to bolster the local pandemic plan to include Contain & Test. This will include scenario planning specific to Groote.

Source: 

ALC

Friday, 3 July, 2020

A COVID-19 ‘contain and test’ strategy for remote Aboriginal communities

Date first filed: 
Friday, 3 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Monday, 18 May, 2020
Description: 

A proposal for a 'contain and test' strategy for implementation on the discovery a COVID-19 case in a remote Aboriginal community, with attention to community decision making and control, and cultural safety. It outlines how households would be confined and tested, relocation of vulnerable people, restrictions on all movement between communities, plus delivery of food and support to households. The document also notes a number of key challenges.

Source: 

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

AMSANT Brief on COVID 19 and lifting biosecurity restrictions

Date first filed: 
Friday, 3 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Wednesday, 20 May, 2020
Description: 

AMSANT and its member Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) raise a number of issues about the pandemic response in the NT, expressing concern about emergency plans which are more suited to cyclone response and which have limited input from and communication with community and Aboriginal Health bodies. The document makes suggestions about testing, evacuation, quarantine and community closures, and additional medical capacities.

Source: 

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT)

Thursday, 2 July, 2020

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #17 – 2 July 2020 – NEW CASE RECORDED IN NT

Date first filed: 
Thursday, 2 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Thursday, 2 July, 2020
Description: 

The NT has recorded a new coronavirus case, a traveller returning from overseas via Melbourne. The traveller completed hotel quarantine in Melbourne on arrival and has been self-isolating in Darwin since arriving in NT. This is the only known case in the NT and there continues to remain zero known cases of COVID-19 in the Groote Archipelago.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020

ARC reopening for Territorians

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 3 July, 2020
Notice text: 

From midday Friday 3 July the ARC will open as a multi-use venue to Territorians only (Darwin FIFO and Residents). Territorians will be able to access the public area of the ARC. The public area will open daily, midday – late, with a limited food and bar menu. There is still a Darwin FIFO mess area that remains off-limits to residents. For full details see the attachment.

Source: 

GEMCO

Monday, 22 June, 2020

Friday, 19 June, 2020

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

GEMCO: new rules for NT based FIFO personnel and Groote Eylandt residents

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 19 June, 2020
Notice text: 

Following lifting of biosecurity zones, from midday Friday 19 June, NT-based FIFO personnel and Groote Eylandt residents can be considered as one group, called 'Territorians'.

Queensland-based and other interstate FIFO personnel will be called 'Interstate FIFO'.

All workgroups are required to continue wearing their colour wristbands (green, black, blue) and follow the rules for each category about access to the supermarket, shops, pool, gym, Golfie, Pole 13, private homes etc.

Territorians and Interstate FIFO are not to mix socially or play contact sport together or sports with shared equipment including: tennis, basketball, squash, football, golf.

For full details, see the attachment.

Source: 

GEMCO Community (via their facebook page)

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #15 – 17 June 2020

Date first filed: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
Description: 

NT updates - still no active cases. Since 15th June, eased 'self-quarantine' conditions for interstate arrivals. However, self-quarantine is not allowed in Groote but must be in Darwin, Palmerston, Litchfield, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tenant Creek or Nhulunbuy.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

Wednesday, 10 June, 2020

Friday, 5 June, 2020

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