Territory Stories

Sunday Territorian 7 Nov 2021

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Title

Sunday Territorian 7 Nov 2021

Collection

Sunday Territorian; NewspaperNT

Date

2021-11-07

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/854955

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/855006

Page content

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7 2021 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THE Northern Territory government is offering one-off immediate payments for businesses affected by the current lockdown in Katherine. Businesses who have had to stop trading or have suffered a revenue loss of 50 per cent are eligible for an immediate payment of $1000. Katherine newsagency Top News owner/manager Sondra Barry said she felt the business should not apply because other businesses in the region needed it more. Theres other business that will need it more than us because they couldnt trade at all, Ms Barry said. Were very fortunate that were an essential service so we can show up and trade every day. Eligible small businesses are those that are actively trading with a turnover of $75,000 to $10 million and fewer than 20 full-time equivalent staff. Chief Minister Michael Gunner acknowledged the financial pain caused by snap lockdowns. We know these lockdowns hurt, but they are necessary to keep Territorians safe, Mr Gunner said. Hospitality NT chief executive Alex Bruce welcomed the relief package, but called on the government to implement it more broadly across the Territory. Some businesses lose a lot more than $1000 and it doesnt touch the sides, Mr Bruce said. Wed like to see it expanded to areas outside of the lockdown and the lockout zone because theres a lot of tourist and accommodation bookings wiped out from Darwin. Mr Bruce said the lockdown had come at the same time that Territorians were cashing in their tourism vouchers. Double-vaxxed Darwinites can jump on a plane and go interstate, but double-vaxxed cant leave and get the benefit of intra-Territory tourism, he said. Government relief cash for Katherine businesses FLOSS ADAMS Sondra Barry. Alex Bruce. patrons to close the club down, which I did, Ms Cox said. I closed the club within 45 minutes. She said the situation was a bit hairy when she realised she was on shift with the same two staff members who were working on Monday night. Having to pull the staff aside and explain the circumstance to them at the same time while Im trying to run a bar was a bit crazy, Ms Cox said. But we worked through it eventually. Ms Vincent said all of the staff went home to isolate and to be tested but she was still waiting on an available testing time. When I started to look for available testing appointments on Friday night the next available appointment was Monday afternoon, she said. Everyone on Facebook is saying if youre going down without an appointment youre going to get turned away. Ms Cox said she was relieved to hear the Katherine Club had been reclassified as a casual contact. It was a very big relief knowing that it was a possibility we can go back to work if we are vaccinated and have a negative test result, she said. I, as of now, have not yet been tested; I will be heading Monday or Tuesday to get tested to make sure I am in the all clear. Ms Vincent said the clubs thorough sign-in regimen had paid off. Because people have to sign in to our club before entering, plus the Covid-19 app, we have captured most of the people who were there on Monday night, she said. Id say about 98 per cent of patrons would have signed in on Monday night. ... they contacte d me to say only two of our staff were casual contact s Alison Vincent been boosted. Weve got good testing capacity (in Katherine), Dr Pain said. I know there was some difficulty, there were a number of people that came forward from Tindal because they had been identified as being (at an) exposure site but weve managed that over the past 24 hours. Mr Gunner said vaccination bookings had also surged as a result of the Katherine lockdown and Darwin lockout that started at midnight on Thursday. Yesterday was the second highest vaccination day on record for the Northern Territory, Mr Gunner said. More than 2150 jabs went into arms, including excellent numbers at Coolalinga, Palmerston and Katherine. He said appointments were available on Sunday and urged any stragglers to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Every person who gets 04 SPORT TENNIS SUBSCRIPTIONS 1300 726 161 WEDNESDAY MARCH 18 2020 GOLDCOASTBULLETIN.COM.AU GOLDCOASTBULLETIN.COM.AU WEDNESDAY MARCH 18 2020 SUBSCRIPTIONS 1300 726 161 TENNIS SPORT 05 CORONAVIRUS FALLOUT KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST NEWS NTNEWS.COM.AU 07 CLOSE CONTACT Snapper Rocks October 30,12.35-1.33pm ............................................ Jetty Restaurant October 30, 7.30-8pm ............................................ Equinox Fishing Charter October 31, 6am-2pm CASUAL CONTACT Coffee Club Darwin Waterfront November 4, 2.303.30pm ............................................ Puma Katherine South November 4, 6.206.30am November 2, 6.17- 6.25am November 3, 6.206.30am ............................................ Harvest Press Juice, Darwin November 3, 3-3.20pm ............................................ Delaneys Country and Western Store November 3, 2.30-3pm ............................................ Katherine Woolworths November 3, 4.55-5.30pm November 1, 6.30-6.50pm ............................................ Katherine Club November 1, 5-6pm ............................................ Lolas Pergola, Cullen Bay October 31, 6-7.15pm ............................................ Jetty Restaurant October 30, 8.01-9pm LOW RISK Kmart Katherine November 3, 5.15-5.30pm ............................................ Galleria Darwin Mall November 3, 3.20-3.50pm ............................................ United Noonamah Roadhouse November 1, 6.50-6.52am ............................................ Mantra Esplanade October 30, 12.15-7.30pm October 31, 2.15-5.45pm LOCATIONS OF CONCERN Monsoons Darwin October 29, 10am 4am next day MISSING LINK Further screening was also being done at airports to ensure travellers from Darwin to locations such as Alice Springs were only flying for essential reasons. Mr Chalker expressed optimism the Territory was on track to ease restrictions but urged Territorians to continue following the rules. Were on a good trajectory, he said. So lets hold the line and hopefully we get some better news tomorrow. vaccinated is adding a layer of protection to the Territory, Mr Gunner said. Its one more person who is less likely to catch Covid, one more person who is less likely to spread Covid, one more person who is less likely to get seriously sick from Covid, one more person less likely to die from Covid. Mr Gunner said he was optimistic about restrictions easing on Sunday but said any decision would be made after another round of test results. Im feeling positive about the fact we have three cases who are linked and locked, he said. Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker said compliance with lockdown and lockout rules in Katherine and Darwin respectively was very good. Mr Chalker said some authorities had established more checkpoints around Katherine after attempts to push the boundaries. EXPOSURE SITES


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