Information current as at 26 March 2020
As Australia’s response continues to evolve quickly to contain the spread of COVID-19, it’s important you stay up to the date with the accurate sources of information.
For the latest advice, information and resources about coronavirus, go to the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au and follow the link from the homepage.
Tasmanian Govt Coronavirus Information Website – https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/
As of noon Monday 23 March 2020, the following facilities are restricted from operating and must not have patrons on-site:
• Pubs, registered and licensed clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)
• Gyms and indoor sporting venues
• Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
• Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
• Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies).
For further information on the announcement from the Prime Minister relating to mass gatherings and international travel for Australians, you can read more here.
For general information about coronavirus, including the national response, call the National Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080 (24 hours, 7 days).
If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
For information about the Tasmanian response: The Tasmanian Government Department of Health website (www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus) has information about how the situation is being monitored in Tasmania.
You can also follow the Department of Health on Facebook for updates at www.facebook.com/healthtas.
About the global situation: The World Health Organisation (WHO) website provides up-to-date advice and facts about the situation globally.
TCCI Business Resources
TCCI Business Hotline – 1300 559 112
It is a free services for all Tasmanian Businesses (they don’t have to be members) providing free advice to support businesses affected by COVID-19 and advice to manage their obligations in relation to industrial relations issues. These issues may include workplace health and safety, employment obligations, workers compensation and changing workforce requirements.
Tourism Talks newsletter (26 March 2020)
Helpful facts sheets
- Hand-Washing Procedures,
- How to Protect yourself against COVID-19,
- Self-Assessment Tool and
- Tasmanian Hotlines.
Has your business been impacted or are you running an event and need further advice?
If your business has been impacted due to the coronavirus, you are encouraged to contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 to discuss your situation and register your impact.
If you run an event and would like further advice, you are encouraged to contact the Events Hotline on 1300 880 634.
Specific advice for travel, transport and hotel industries
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has issued a factsheet for Hotel Management and Hotel Staff and Hotel Guests about preventive action staff and guests should take. There are also other resources for people in the travel, transport and hotel industries.
Tourism Tasmania has also put in a place a $9.2M Response Plan to ensure Tasmania remains at the forefront of domestic travellers’ minds in the months ahead.
While it’s a challenging time and it’s uncertain what the visitor patterns will be, it’s important that Tasmania’s brand stays in consumers’ minds when considering their
domestic travel options this year. Tourism Tasmania will continue to monitor market conditions and we will keep the industry advised of any updates.
There have been no domestic travel restrictions implemented due to the coronavirus.