13th January: 21 COVID cases on Groote; Vaccine now for children

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Cases of COVID on Groote

There have now been a total of 21 positive cases of COVID-19 on Groote Eylandt. All cases are isolating at home or being supported to isolate by their employer. There is currently no evidence of community transmission on Groote Eylandt.

Vaccine rollout for 5-11-year old children

Children aged 5-11 years will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from 17th January 2022.

Vaccination options:

  • Home visits by Health Clinic staff for Umbakumba and Angurugu communities
  • Walk-ins are welcome at Umbakumba and Angurugu Health Clinics
  • Bookings can be made at the Alyangula Health Clinic - 8987 6255
  • Child Health Nurses will be vaccinating children at Angurugu School at the commencement of Term 1
  • ALC will host BBQs and Hotdog days to support the chilren’s vaccination roll-out
  • NOTE: A parent or legal guardian will be asked to provide consent prior to each child being vaccinated.

See also the notice attachment for updates and details about Rapid Antigen Tests, Masks and who needs to isolate.


Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, NT Government

Date of notice or action: 
Thursday, 13 January, 2022