Groote COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 11 May, 2021
Notice text: 

From: Melissa Muller

Subject: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Messaging - Groote Eylandt


The COVID-19 vaccine rollout was originally planned for Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island communities in late April; however, dates were deferred due to changes in the national vaccine rollout.

The NT Government has confirmed that all residents over the age of 16 of Groote and Bickerton are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Essential frontline workers and key staff of local Groote organisations will be offered vaccinations on 13 and 14 May 2021. Emails with booking information will be sent to those organisations invited to participate.

GEMCO will operate the Alyangula GEMCO vaccination program for its workforce and any Groote Eylandt residents wishing to book in, from 18 May – 2 July. GEMCO will provide further information to the community about this next week.

The broader NT Government led vaccination program for the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island communities of Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra and the satellite communities will take place as below. Bookings are not required and transport will be provided to assist people to get to the Clinics. All people over the age of 16 are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

First dose offered to Groote and Bickerton residents:

  • Umbakumba – 22 and 23 June 2021
  • Angurugu – 21 to 25 June 2021
  • Milyakburra – 24 June 2021

Second dose to Groote and Bickerton residents:

  • Umbakumba – 20 and 21 July 2021
  • Angurugu – 19 to 23 July 2021
  • Milyakburra – 22 July 2021

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

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.



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.


GEMCO Community (via their facebook page)

Information about ships arriving at Alyangula Port

Date of notice or action: 
Thursday, 28 May, 2020
Notice text: 

Information abouth restrictions, health, quarantine, staff movements and other protective measures in regard to ships arriving at Alyangula Port. See the attachment for full details.


GEMCO / Vinje Randall


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