Lockdown in Darwin and Alice Springs is set to be lifted at 1PM.
For information you may visit:
Alice Springs will enter a 72 hour lockdown from 1 PM ACST.
For more information:
- Lock down extension for further 72 hours. This is until Friday 2nd July, 1PM.
- The Church office will remain close this week including this Friday
- All congregations and its properties are being advised to remain close during the lock down period
- All members must follow the NT Government instructions.
COVID – 19 UPDATE
Darwin, Palmerston and the Litchfield local government area will go into a 48-hour lockdown from 1:00pm local time today (27/06/20) after the NT recorded four new coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced.
You are only permitted to leave the house for five reasons.
– Medical treatment including coronavirus testing and vaccinations.
– To get essential goods and services
– For essential work
– For one hour exercise within a 5km radius of your residence.
– To provide care to people unable to support themselves.
If you are in the lockdown area, you must wear a mask if you leave your residence to do any of the 5 listed reasons.
For more information, you may call the NT COVID hotline: 1800 193 111
COVID-19 vaccination rollout phases
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the Australian Government on which groups should be prioritised for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination in Australia. This advice is consistent with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).
We are currently vaccinating people in Phase 1a and Phase 1b. States and territories will begin vaccinating people in Phase 2a in May starting with all adults 50 years and over.
- From 3 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at General Practice Respiratory Clinics and state and territory vaccination clinics.
- From 17 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating general practice.
Please stay up to date with information from your local state department of health.
National Cabinet has agreed that, in line with the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) the Pfizer vaccine will be prioritised for people under 50 years of age across all phases. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be prioritised for people aged 50 years and over. This will apply across all phases below
|Quarantine and border workers, including:
Quarantine, border and front line health care workers will need to provide proof of occupation to demonstrate their eligibility.
|Frontline health care worker sub-groups for prioritisation
Frontline health care workers who fit under one of these sub groups will need to provide proof of occupation to demonstrate their eligibility.
|Aged care and disability care staff, including:
|Aged care and disability care residents|
|Number of doses||up to 1.4m|
|Phase 1bLearn more about Phase 1b, including eligibility and evidence requirements|
|Healthcare workers currently employed and not included in Phase 1a|
|Household contacts of quarantine and border workers|
|Critical and high risk workers who are currently employed including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing|
|Elderly people aged 80 years and over|
|Elderly people aged 70 years and over|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over|
|Adults with an underlying medical condition or significant disability|
|Number of doses||up to 14.8m|
|Adults aged 50 years and over|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 18-49 years|
|Other critical and high risk workers|
|Number of doses||up to 15.8m|
|Balance of population aged between 16-49 years|
|Catch up any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases|
|Number of doses||up to 16m|
|People 16 years and under|
|Number of doses||up to 13.6m|
More information is available on ATAGI’s advice to Government on priority population groups for COVID-19 vaccination.
These groups may change as more information becomes available
ATAGI is regularly reviewing data and evidence for vaccines. It may update its advice to government as new information becomes available.
We will update our information if there is any change to the priority groups.
Information that could change the priority groups includes:
- further evidence about the COVID-19 disease and groups that might be affected
- how the vaccines work and who they are safe for according to clinical trial results
- current outbreaks, transmission and medical advice on COVID-19
- when vaccines will be available in Australia.
Australian Government, Department of Health:
What is CoVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.
What steps should you take to prevent infection?
• Stay home from work and school if you are unwell (e.g. don’t go shopping or use public transport until you are well).
• Avoid contact with others if you are sick (particularly vulnerable people such as older persons and people with chronic medical conditions).
• If others are sick, keep your distance from them as much as possible (at least 1.5 metres), avoid close contact such as shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
• Wash hands regularly, particularly after going to the toilet, blowing your nose or handling used tissues.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a clean tissue or your elbow.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, or handling food, until you have washed your hands.
• Wipe down frequently touched surfaces.
Helpful Links & Resources
- Australian Government – Department of Health
- Northern Territory Government – Department of Health
- World Health Organization