Covid – Business Closure – Breach of CHO Directions in Coconut Grove

A Darwin business has been shut down for multiple failures to comply with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) directions.

Police attended the Coconut Grove premises after receiving numerous reports from the public that staff were breaching CHO directions including not wearing masks.

Incident Controller Virginia Read said the business has failed to submit a COVID Safety Plan and it does not keep a vaccination register.

“The owner and two staff who were present when police attended the business are not vaccinated and they have been issued infringements for breaching CHO Direction 2 lockout directions and CHO Direction 55 mandatory vaccination of workers to attend the workplace.

“The majority of Territorians are doing the right thing to help keep the community as safe as possible. COVID-19 is now in our community but there are measures as outlined in CHO Directions that can limit the risk to public health.”

“Police will continue to conduct compliance checks with a zero tolerance approach.”

The penalty for failing to abide by the CHO Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 is $5,024 for an individual and $25,120 for a business.

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