364 Public Servants Stood Down As Northern Territory Vaccine Mandate Come Into Force-Steve Milne

The Northern Territory Government has stood down 364 public servants who would not comply with the local government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which required all public servants to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 13. This came on the back of the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) health direction No.55, which states that the COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for any worker or volunteer who has contact with the public at their workplace. It also includes workers who perform “work that is necessary for the operation or maintenance of essential infrastructure or essential logistics in the Territory.” They will also need to have received their second jab by Christmas Eve. At a press conference on Oct. 13, Chief Minister Michael Gunner made it clear that the directive would mean the majority of the NT workforce would need to be vaccinated. “So it is simple. If your job includes interacting with members of the public, … The Northern Territory Government has stood down 364 public servants who would not comply with the local government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which required all public servants to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 13. This came on the back of the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) health direction No.55, which states that the COVID-19 vaccination is

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