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  November 5, 2021      Dhipirri News

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NLC Permits for Dhipirri access now require a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

In accordance with regulations from the Northern Territory’s Chief Health Officer and the Northern Land Council (land upon which Dhipirri Barra & Sportfishing Lodge Arnhemland resides) – from 12 November 2021, all persons who wish to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land must provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of the NLC’s permit application process.

From the NLC Press Release dated 5 November 2021.

NLC Permits to travel to Dhipirri now require a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

In compliance with the Northern Territory Chief Health Officer’s Direction, the Northern Land Council (NLC) will soon require its own staff, and all workers and visitors on Aboriginal Land to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Being vaccinated helps reduce the health risks of COVID-19 and a permit will assist with contact tracing if required.

On Wednesday 13 October 2021, the NT Chief Health Officer issued a direction requiring workers who interact with vulnerable people to be fully vaccinated. And those who have not received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 12 November 2021 must not attend the worker’s workplace.

Because of the first community transmission case in the Northern Territory, the NLC requires all businesses and section 19 agreement holders on Aboriginal Land to provide a copy of their COVID-19 Safety Plan to reflect the Chief Health Officer Direction and evidence that their workforce is fully vaccinated as soon as practicable.

From 12 November 2021, all persons who wish to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land must provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of the NLC’s permit application process.

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Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions please contact Dhipirri’s Darwin Office via info@dhipirribarra.com.au or 08 8983 3722


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