Information current as at 20th May 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 (COVID-19):
- World Health Organisation – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- Australian Government Department of Health website www.health.gov.au
- Tasmanian Government Coronavirus Information Website – https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/
- Tasmanian Health Department – www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus
- Media releases from the Prime Minister – https://www.pm.gov.au/media
- National Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080 (24 hours, 7 days). If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
- George Town Council and Community event information
- Important Information for Travellers & FIFO Workers
- Coronavirus helplines for Tasmania
- Business Tasmania – 1800 440 026
- Business Tasmania updates
- TCCI Business Resources
- TCCI Business Hotline – 1300 559 112 (free to all Tasmanian business)
- TCCI News (15 April)
- Tourism Talks newsletter (19 May 2020)
- AusIndustry Tasmania March News (March 31 update)
- TCCI Covid-19 Business update
- Small Business Fund relief
Return to work
- Tasmanian Government “Roadmap to Recovery“
- Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework
- Safe Work Australia COVID-19 Information for workplaces
- WorkSafe Tasmania Special Zoom Session for Industry – 27 May 10am (Register here)
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.