Written by on 06/04/2022

Source: abc.net.au

The vaccine pass system has been scrapped in the NT. People are now permitted to order a beer or enter a licensed venue without having to prove they are fully vaccinated.

The NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles announced the move following the health advice that it was safe to do so with the community largely vaccinated.

“The Northern Territory is taking it another step forward to learning to live with COVID”.

The decision comes amid the steady rise in cases since the emergence of the BA.2 sub-variant. The Health Minister urged Territorians “not to relax too much”.

There are currently 2922 active cases of coronavirus in the NT with the majority of cases concentrated in Darwin.

Ms Fyles reiterated, “We still are in that public health emergency, that global pandemic, and (Territorians) shouldn’t assume that all measures are done with that there could be the potential for some to come back”.

For now the hospitality industry welcomes the decision as Hospitality NT CEO Alex Bruce declared it to be “great news” and added “we’re looking forward to cracking onto the dry season”.

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