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Messages in language

Audio, video and printed files with health messages for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Aboriginal languages are being rolled out across the Northern Territory to cover a majority of language groups. More will be added as they become available.

  • Transcript

    The message covers the following:

    1. At the moment there are no people with that coronavirus also called COVID-19 in any Northern Territory communities.
    2. People who live in Northern Territory communities should still do normal things.
    3. But always be watching out for that coronavirus (COVID-19) /watch out for people who maybe are sick.
    4. It is ok to eat traditional / bush animals and plants.
    5. Mosquitoes will not give you that coronavirus (COVID-19).
    6. The wind will not give you that coronavirus (COVID-19).
    7. Stay clean!
      • Wash your hands.
      • Do not shake hands.
      • Stay away from people who are maybe sick / do not get close to them.
      • Do not cough or sneeze into your hand, because germs can go onto your hands and your hands can spread the germs. Cough or sneeze on your arm instead.
      • If you are maybe sick, stay away from crowded places. Maybe shop, school, town, airport places where lots of people can be.
      • If you get sick, go to your health clinic.
  • Transcript

    As we start to get back out there, I want to remind all our mob to be COVIDSafe.

    There are three simple things you can do to keep your family and community safe from coronavirus.

    1. Wash your hands as often as possible.
    2. Keep your distance where you can.
    3. Join millions of other Aussies helping our health workers by downloading the COVIDSafe App.

    And if you’re feeling sick with cold or flu-like symptoms, stay at home, and speak to your doctor or Aboriginal Medical Service about getting tested.

    Together, we can reduce the risk of coronavirus getting into our community.

    Let’s all stay COVID free and do all three.

    Authorised by the Australian Government Canberra.

  • Protect yourself, get the COVID-19 vaccine:

    English transcript PDF (409.6 KB)

    Vaccine rollout information:

    General vaccine information

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