Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation COVID-19 Policy (active 17 July 2020)
Djilpin Arts is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation based in the remote Northern Territory Community of Beswick. Djilpin Arts operates a Culture Centre including museum, retail gallery, visitor accommodation & amenities, outdoor spaces and events.
We recognize that COVID-19 poses a high degree of risk to remote Indigenous communities that experience significant pre-existing health vulnerabilities. Beswick is one of these communities.
We prioritise the health and well-being of our community members, artists and workers at all times.
OUR COVID SAFE POLICY
If you are normally resident in the Northern Territory and have not recently been in an identified interstate hotspot AND you have a permit issued by the Northern Land Council, you can visit our Centre at Beswick. Please follow the hygiene and distancing rules.
If you have travelled from interstate (except hotspots identified by the NT Government) AND you have a permit issued by the Northern Land Council, you can visit our Centre at Beswick. Please follow the hygiene and distancing rules.
If you have travelled from interstate hotspots identified by the NT Government (All of the State of Victoria, all of Greater Sydney), you CANNOT visit our Centre. Even if you have quarantined, even if you have been tested, you CANNOT visit our Centre.
If you are unwell, or if you believe you may have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, please DO NOT visit our Centre.
- Visitors are restricted to Art Centre, Museum and Accommodation
- Visitors must use hand sanitizer supplied at sanitization stations
- Visitors must observe signage in place around the visitor areas
- All transactions are contactless, cash will not be accepted
- Our staff are briefed on visitor protocols and hygiene practice
- Expected duration is overnight stay to a maximum of 2 nights. No extended stays unless essential services with work permit.
- All visitors entering Djilpin Art site will be briefed on conditions of engagement i.e. social distancing, greetings, no large groups
- No sharing of cutlery and cups. Disposable cups will be provided.
- Any visitor showing signs of unwellness is to attend Sunrise Health Centre (Evacuation will be based on clinic advice)
- All visitors must be ready to produce NLC issued permit on request
This Plan is current at 17 July 2020, in response to NT border changes, is based on the most up to date information available, but is expected to change as the situation evolves.
Djilpin Arts sources information on COVID-19 recommendations, guidelines and restrictions from: