News from the Administrator
Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation
**Launch of the Christmas Island CV**
As Chair of the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) Regional Development Organisation (RDO), I am pleased to launch the Christmas Island CV, an online directory for local businesses. I would like to thank the Christmas Island business sector and members of the community that contributed to the development of this resource. The Christmas Island CV showcases the impressive and extensive business community here on Christmas Island and provides, in a single resource, information for visitors, residents and investors alike.
The Christmas Island CV is a live directory, and I encourage all business owners to add, regularly review and update their business details. As Christmas Island’s economy continues to evolve, it is resources like the Christmas Island CV that will ensure local suppliers and businesses are at the forefront of new economic opportunities.
The Christmas Island CV was funded by the Australian Government’s Supporting Economic Activity and Diversification on Christmas Island grant and was developed following the success of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands CV. Together these resources showcase the remarkable local capacity available in the Indian Ocean Territories. I commend this resource and encourage its continued use and promotion for the prosperity of Christmas Island.
I strongly encourage local participation in the Christmas Island CV. I also strongly encourage companies and business considering local projects to use the Christmas Island CV, to maximise the efficiencies on offer through local employment, as well as optimising the positive impacts of your project on the local economy.
If you would like to add or update your business details on the Christmas Island CV, please navigate to the website: www.christmasisland-cv.com.au and complete the online form. ... See MoreSee Less
How good is this!! Well done to all involved! 🙌
A new message from the Territory Controllers – Update 21 July 2021
21 July 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE – Christmas & Cocos (Keeling) Islands closed to South Australia
The Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) COVID-19 sub-committee met this morning to discuss the evolving situation in South Australia (SA).
Effective 10am Christmas Island time today (21 July 2021), anyone who has been in or transited through SA must complete a 14-day self-isolation period in Western Australia and return a negative COVID-19 test on day 11 of their isolation in order to be eligible to receive approval to travel to Christmas or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Recent arrivals to the IOT impacted by today’s revised travel conditions, who have been in other jurisdictions, have already been contacted and screened prior to arrival.
Travellers from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland or the ACT must also complete a 14-day self-isolation period in Western Australia before they can travel to Christmas or Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Travellers need to understand that the community transmission situation in mainland Australia continues to evolve rapidly and accept that future travel back to Christmas or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands may still be affected as restrictions can change quickly.
All travellers should continue to monitor exposure locations and make contact with authorities if they have been in an affected site. Should anyone experience any symptoms, please isolate and immediately contact the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (IOTHS) by phone for further instructions.
The IOT COVID-19 sub-committee want to re-iterate that our rigorous and stringent processes, which include mandatory application processes and detailed travel history for all travellers to the IOT, are in place to protect the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands communities.
The Delta variant has shown again why it is so critical each and every one of us continue to practise our COVIDsafe behaviours - maintaining at least 1.5 metres between you and others at all times, regularly washing your hands with soap and water or sanitiser, staying home if unwell and contacting the health service for testing as needed. As always, we will continue to take a prudent and precautionary approach to restriction adjustment, to maintain the protection of our vulnerable IOT communities. We will update the community further as decisions are made.
IOT Vaccine program
The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out across the IOT is progressing very well with at least 1,271 residents inoculated with their first dose. A further 205 residents have now received their second dose.
Any IOT residents that haven’t yet made an appointment for your vaccine are strongly encouraged to contact the IOT Health Service urgently.
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I am fully vaccinated! Thanks to the amazing nursing staff - it didn’t hurt at all 😊
The Christmas and Cocos Pfizer vaccine rollout is progressing really well … 1271 residents (across CI & CKI) have received their first jab and 205 are now fully vaccinated. 👏🏻
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I'm very much looking forward to when our whole community is fully vaccinated (except for those that choose not to) so that the ramifications of COVID-19 reaching the IOTs will then be reduced enough to presumably remove the need to close our border. We're super lucky here to be able to vaccinate essentially our whole community in just a few more weeks (at least have given everyone who wants to be protected the opportunity to be vaccinated), and then be many months ahead of where WA and the rest of the country can still only dream of being: Finally no longer having to continually stress about closing and opening borders, ruining travel plans and tourism businesses, in fear of COVID-19 passing through. I get my 2nd dose next Tuesday, I can hardly wait! 😊 Thanks very much to Natasha and our local Health Service for bringing Pfizer to the IOTs, and orchestrating such a swift role out, so we can return to something approaching normal life so soon.
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THANK YOU for selflessly and bravely being a part of the trials that end in 2022/2023 for this experimental jab 🙏
We need the same picture frame for Cocos. 🙂
Christmas Island CV Application Forms