Government announcements

8th November: Extended further - Darwin LOCKOUT

Date of notice or action: 
Monday, 8 November, 2021
Notice text: 

The lockout for Darwin has been extended until midnight on 9th November 2021. The lockout has different rules and restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Source: 

NT Government

Mandatory Vaccines for ALC Workers

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 2 November, 2021
Notice text: 

Following the NT Government vaccine mandate for workers “who, during the course of work, [are] likely to come into contact with a vulnerable person”, all ALC staff are required to meet the requirements of the NT Government direction. This includes ensuring that COVID-19 vaccination requirements are met and that proof of vaccination status is provided. This proof can be provided via the Medicare COVID-19 Certificate or the Immunisation History Statement.

See the attachment for full details

Source: 

Mark Hewitt, ALC CEO

Groote community vaccination rates leading

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

Vaccination rates for Warnumamalya population centres, all people over 12 years, as at 13th Oct 2021

See also the attached notice, showing Umbakumba having the highest vaccination rates in the NT.

Population First vaccine Second vaccine
Umbakumba 294 258 (88%) 236 (80%)
Milyakburra 102 77 (75%) 62 (61%)
Angurugu 869 633 (73%) 518 (60%)
Total 1265 968 (77%) 816 (65%)
Source: 

NT Government, Heath Department & Angurugu Clinic manager

COVID-19 vaccine now mandated for all Groote workers

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


COVID-19 vaccine now required for all Groote workers

See the attachment for full details

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.

Notes:

  • 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.


Source: 

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

High vaccination rates in Groote communities

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 10 September, 2021
Notice text: 

 

Vaccination rates for Warnumamalya population centres, people over 16 years, as at 10th Sept 2021

Population First vaccine Second vaccine
Umbakumba 266 214 (80%) 177 (67%)
Angurugu 792 556 (70%) 420 (53%)
Milyakburra 93 66 (71%) 46 (49%)
Total 1151 836 (73%) 643 (56%)

Message from Angurugu Clinic manager:
“Vaccination rates on Groote are remarkably good, so we should feel proud.
We are now offering vaccines every day plus a full day on a Thursday.”

 

Source: 

NT Government Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Angurugu Clinic Manager

20th August: Darwin & Katherine lockdowns lifted

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 20 August, 2021
Notice text: 

Lockdowns in Darwin and Katherine have both been lifted (Darwin was lifted on 19/8, Katherine on 20/8), Some retrictions remain. For details see the notice attachment or https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-in-place.

Source: 

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

16th August: Darwin & Katherine lockdown

Date of notice or action: 
Monday, 16 August, 2021
Notice text: 

Darwin & Katherine lockdown

From 12:01pm today (16/8/2021) for 72 hours, Darwin and surrounbding areas, and Katherine, are in lockdown due to a local COVID-19 case.

Residents can only leave home for these reasons:

  1. Medical treatment, including COVID testing or vaccination
  2. For essential goods and services, like groceries and medications
  3. For work that is considered essential
  4. For one hour of outdoor exercise a day within 5 km from your home with one other person or people from your house
  5. To provide care and support to a family member or person who cannot support them

For further details, see the notice attachment.

For lockdown details, see https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-in-place.

For Exposure site details, see https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/case-location-alerts-and-public-exposure-sites.

Source: 

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

12th August: Testing & isolation of Qld arrivals to Groote

Date of notice or action: 
Thursday, 12 August, 2021
Notice text: 

[from Tanya Woodcock, Alyangula Police, 12th August 2021]

Good morning all, please note that travel is allowed from all of QLD again, however a BORDER ARRIVAL FORM must be completed by all interstate travellers: https://forms.nt.gov.au/Produce/Form/COVID19/Northern%20Territory%20Border%20Entry%20Application.

Outcomes of our operation to isolate and test all QLD arrivals in the week prior to 8th August are:

  • 267 people tested onsite at GEMCO
    • 2 visited exposure sites
  • 91 people tested by the local health team (across Alyangula, Angurugu,
    • 20 Aboriginal people tested via POCT- all negative
  • All specimens processed by 1400 following day - ALL NEGATIVE
  • All specimens processed by POCT in the community NEGATIVE

Congratulations to the Top End Health Service team, GEMCO, and all service providers who participated in our response and the LEC meetings.

Arising from the debrief with the emergency management team, I have two points of concern to feed back to relevant agencies and staff:

  • Green zones must be identified for clearing of all local staff when the Rapid Assessment Team (RAT) or other external responders are arriving (Police/Health/GEMCO). Due to Delta variant virulence we need heightened attention to prevention of potential exposure to the ‘clean’ teams/staff.
  • MEG (Mask Eyes Gloves) should be worn by local staff at all times when in the presence of RAT or external workers.
Source: 

Alyangula Police

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