13 January 2022
Banyan Park early learning centre will progressively reopen from Monday 17 January 2022. For the first week this will be for children of essential workers and vulnerable families.
Discussions with Banyan Park staff have established that for the purpose of reopening in this first week the following roles are considered essential:
• Medical Services
• Port and Port Operations including Stevedoring
• Water, Waste Water, Power and Fuel
• Telecommunications and Internet providers
• Waste Services
• AFP (NI Police)
• Critical government services
• Airline staff
• Supermarkets/Convenience stores
• Meat/Seafood suppliers
• Service Stations and Pharmacies
• On-Call contractors for approved emergency repairs
• Hardware stores
• Fire Fighters
• Welfare workers as required i.e. NI Connect and Anglicare
Banyan Park anticipates returning to normal operating conditions from Monday 24 January.
Questions about Banyan Park enrolment should be made to their Director, Emma Cullen.
Reopen for visitors -January 27
The current level of restrictions for the community will remain in place until midnight 26 January 2022; after this time travel to the island for visitors can resume.
Reopening of the island to visitors will not change the requirement to wear facial masks. Community members, particularly those most at risk, should continue to exercise caution. By continuing to wear masks, sanitise and practice social distancing, we better manage the spread of the virus. This helps to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.
Any questions about the restrictions are to be directed to the Incident Controller, Sergeant Mark Watson, by emailing IO-Norfolk-Island@afp.gov.au or by phoning +6723 22222.
Updated case numbers as of 13 January 2022
The statistics below are as at midnight on Wednesday 12 January 2022.
COVID Statistics Number
Positive RAT tests (previous 24hrs) 6
Number of RAT tests conducted (previous 24hrs) 21
Daily average of positive tests (7days) 3.6
Current number of Active cases 40
Current number of high-risk cases TBA
Close Contacts in isolation TBA
Recovered (discharged) cases (Previous 24hrs) 4
Cumulative Statistic Number
Total number of positive (including recovered) 60
Total number of tests conducted 296
Recovered (discharged) cases 20
To keep up to date with the information about Emergency Management Norfolk Island (EMNI) follow our Facebook page @emergencymanagementnorfolkisland or, check the Councils website www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island
13 January 2021