COVID-19 vaccine now mandated for all Groote workers

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COVID-19 vaccine now required for all Groote workers

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The NT Chief Health Officer (CHO) requires that all workers in various NT workplaces must be vaccinated. This ruling applies to all people working on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island.

Some exceptions exist but only for very limited medical reasons, with evidence.


  • First dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must be by 12 November 2021
  • Two doses (fully vaccinated) by 24 December 2021.
  • If workers have not had their first vaccination by the 13 November 2021, they will not be permitted to enter the workplace and will face a $5000 fine if they do not comply with the Chief Health Officer direction.
  • Workplaces can request proof of vaccination from staff, and workplaces must to keep a register of staff vaccination rates.


Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 13 October, 2021