NT COVID-19 hotline 1800 490 484
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NT COVID-19 hotline1800 490 484
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Workers

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus. As we work to implement the NT’s Roadmap toward COVID-Safe Freedoms, it is critical that we provide our community, our businesses and our frontline workers with protection and certainty as we start to open up.

    The Delta strain of COVID-19 is much more infectious and it is inevitable that it will come to the NT. We cannot afford for people working in key industries to be struck down with COVID-19 and we cannot afford for there to be a COVID-19 outbreak in our remote communities. Our communities are vulnerable and our hospitals do not have the capacity to manage a Territory-wide outbreak.

    It is critical that our workers get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and all of the NT. Two doses of the vaccine gives you around 90% protection against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

    Most states and territories in Australia have introduced vaccination as a requirement for certain workers. This is also in line with recommendations from the Australian Health Protection and Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Plan to Reopen.

  • You can book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment online or by calling the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

    You can also walk-in to get your vaccine at NT COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Gove without having to book an appointment.

  • Based on the advice of our health experts, the NT will require all workers who the mandatory vaccine CHO Direction applies, to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 12 November 2021 to continue working in the same role.

    They will need to be fully vaccinated by 24 December 2021.

  • Pfizer, Astrazeneca and Moderna vaccines are the three types of vaccines available in Australia.

    All of these vaccines are currently available in the Northern Territory. You can get your COVID-19 vaccine at a NT COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, participating GP Clinic, Community Pharmacy, Respiratory Clinic or Aboriginal Health Clinic.

  • Evidence of your vaccination can include your Immunisation History Statement, or digital certificate, or a letter from a GP.

    In the period before your immunisation history is updated, evidence of vaccination can include a recent booking confirmation email, or the card received at the time of vaccination.

  • It will be up to the worker to discuss individual arrangements with their employer.

  • Talk to your employer about booking your COVID-19 vaccine.

    Vaccine appointments are also available outside of working hours and on weekends at NT COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, participating GP Clinics, Community Pharmacies, Respiratory Clinics or your Aboriginal Health Clinic.

  • There is a range of translated information about the COVID-19 vaccine available in languages other than English.

    These can be found on the NT COVID-19 Website or the Australian Government Department of Health website.

  • If you are unable to provide your employer with evidence that you meet the vaccination requirements for your industry / role as outlined above, your employer cannot allow you to enter the workplace.

    If you are unable to attend work, this may affect your employment.

  • Exemptions to the CHO Direction mandating vaccination for certain workers are only permitted where the person is not able to receive an approved vaccine because they have a contraindication to all available COVID-19 vaccines and they have evidence of this.

    Visit your doctor for advice on this.  Your doctor must have regard to the latest clinical information from ATAGI and provide you with a medical certificate that you are contraindicated to all available COVID-19 vaccines. You can also receive a medical certificate through the Commonwealth.

  • Exemptions to the CHO Direction mandating vaccination for certain workers are only permitted where the person is not able to receive an approved vaccine because they have a contraindication to all available COVID-19 vaccines and they have evidence of this.

    You will need to speak to your medical practitioner and ask them to provide you with a medical certificate that states you have a contraindication to all approved COVID-19 vaccines.

  • The penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environment Health Act 2011 is $5024 for an individual (32 penalty units) and $25,120 for a business (160 penalty units).

  • If you are likely to come into contact with vulnerable people, yes. You may not know the status of the people whose houses you visit. The best way to ensure you comply is to get vaccinated.

  • If you are likely to come into contact with vulnerable people, yes. You may not know the status of the people whose houses you visit. The best way to ensure you comply is to get vaccinated.

  • If you are likely to come into contact with vulnerable people, yes. You may not know the status of the people whose houses you visit. The best way to ensure you comply is to get vaccinated.

  • You are required to show evidence of your vaccination with your employer. Your employer is required to sight evidence of your vaccination but does not need to keep a copy of your vaccination records.

  • You do not need a Medicare card to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Vaccination is strongly encouraged for anyone entering a healthcare setting or a residential aged care facility, but it is currently not required. Vaccination for influenza is required for visitors.