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COVID-19

The World Health Organization announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and updates relevant to our community and region will be posted below. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.

Stay Informed

Staying informed about COVID-19 is important to keep yourself and your family safe. Here are some links to credible information:

  • Queensland Government
  • Australian Government
  • National Indigenous Australians Agency– Support Measures
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
  • Deadly Choices
  • Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service
  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, including Sorry Business/Sad News and gatherings

Vaccination Rollout

The North West Hospital and Health Service is currently working to carryout a remote Vaccination Clinic across regional and remote Queensland, including Mornington Island. See the latest advice below regarding this phase:

Mornington Island Vaccination Clinic

Dates
On Island NOW (6 – 14 January 2022)

Location – Mornington Island Hospital

No bookings required – walk in for an appointment

Vaccination Clinic Information
Latest News – Media Release

What are the travel restrictions for Mornington Island?

Mornington Shire Council is asking all individuals to reconsider any non-essential travel to Mornington Island at this stage. We are currently experiencing an outbreak on the Island, and in order to best manage this, we request that anyone travelling returns a negative test before boarding their flight, or changes their travel plans until a later date.

Should you decide to continue with your travel plans, please contact our Office and provide the following information: 

  1. Name of Person coming to Mornington Island
  2. Their contact details (mobile preferred)
  3. What purpose do they have in coming to Mornington Island
  4. Travel dates to Mornington Island
  5. How long is the visit?

Phone: 07 4745 7811
Mobile: 0478 649 994
Email:  ea@mornington.qld.gov.au


From midday 10 July 2020, there are no formal entry requirements, quarantine requirements and travel restrictions for Queensland’s remote Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal communities.

The Chief Health Officer may decide to re-introduce restrictions if an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in a community. Decisions will be made by the Chief Health Officer based on public health conditions for each community and in consultation with local leaders.

The Chief Health Officer may decide to re-introduce restrictions if an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in a community. Decisions will be made by the Chief Health Officer based on public health conditions for each community and in consultation with local leaders.