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5/05/2020 12:02:00 PM

COVID-19 checklist released: Here's what NT businesses must do before reopening ahead of May 15

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COVID-19 checklist released: Here's what NT businesses must do before reopening ahead of May 15

Are you a business that wants to reopen on May 15? The Government has released the COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist you must complete before doing so.

Key points:Chief Minister Michael Gunner praised Territorians' behaviour after the first round of restrictions were easedRestrictions on venues like restaurants, cafes, and some bars lift on May 15 in the NTBusinesses and organisations seeking to reopen by May 15 can now submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist

The NT entered stage one of the Government's restriction-easing plan last Friday when parks, pools and playgroundswere opened and attendance limits were lifted on outdoor social activities.At noon next Friday, stage two activities, which include eating at restaurants, reading at the library and exercising at the gym for less than two hours, will be permissible in the Northern Territory.

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Key points: Chief Minister Michael Gunner praised Territorians' behaviour after the first round of restrictions were eased Restrictions on venues like restaurants, cafes, and some bars lift on May 15 in the NT Businesses and organisations seeking to reopen by May 15 can now submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist The NT entered stage one of the Government's restriction-easing plan last Friday when parks, pools and playgrounds were opened and attendance limits were lifted on outdoor social activities . At noon next Friday, stage two activities, which include eating at restaurants, reading at the library and exercising at the gym for less than two hours, will be permissible in the Northern Territory. (9NEWS) In addition, a significant number of vehicles fitted with the faulty Takata NADI airbag are yet to be remedied. Ahead of the opening date, businesses can now complete and submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist, which the Government says it has created to help businesses restart "while managing safety responsibilities around coronavirus". Credit: Bloomberg The Queensland plant, on the Sunshine Coast, will close in the middle of calendar 2020, while the closure of the company's New Zealand plant will mean the end of James Hardie's manufacturing operations in New Zealand. NT COVID-19 snapshot Cases detected in the NT: 30 Tests conducted: 4,643 Get the latest information from the SecureNT website. The ACCC is urging people not to forget about the dangers of the airbags amid the pandemic and to ensure they check their vehicles as soon as possible. Mr Gunner said Territorians' behaviour over the May Day long weekend was evidence the NT — which has not recorded a coronavirus case in over a month — "can live this new normal well". "We really need to be able to think, which members of our society are susceptible?" he said.

"Last Thursday, I announced the Territory's roadmap to a new normal … stage one is done, it's gone off without a hitch," Mr Gunner said. "It will also be more important than ever that as more people start to use their cars again, they check that their airbags are safe. Our leadership team took this action with considerable thoughtfulness, with the strategic objective of preserving and enhancing the global organisation's competitiveness over the long term," company's chief executive Jack Truong said. The activities and venues eligible to open on May 15 are: Shopping centre food courts Restaurants, cafes, and bars for the consumption of food — excluding gaming areas Organised outdoor training activities for sport teams without physical contact Beauty therapy salons for non-facial services such as nails, massage and tanning Gymnasiums Places used for religious worship — including for indoor weddings and funerals COVID-19 Safety Plan Checklists now available Mr Gunner said businesses and organisations eligible to open on May 15 could now formally prepare their .