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Mental Health a priority as we STAY at HOME

Minister for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Jeremy Rockliff used this morning’s address to encourage Tasmanian’s to stay connected as we continue to socially distance. “it is completely normal to feel anxious” he said, before going on to say that “COVID-19 is presenting challenges we’ve never had to deal with before.”…

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King Island Beach Access

Understandably, there has been a lot of angst about the closures of beaches on island. While all Parks and Wildlife Reserves remain closed until further notice, there is still public land and beaches around the island that residents are able to access. These areas are highlighted in purple on the…

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Change to visiting hours at Netherby Home & Hospital

Due to the tighter restrictions being placed on Aged Care facilities, visiting hours for Netherby Home have been reduced to 1pm – 5pm daily. A maximum of two people can visit at a time, with the duration also limited to 30 minutes or less. Hospital visiting hours have also been…

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Terry Perry’s open and able to deliver

Terry Perry’s remains open and continues to provide a sterling service to our community in these challenging times. The friendly staff are happy to take orders and can organise delivery. Simply call the store on 6462 1182. The omission of the store details from the letter-box drop being distributed this…

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Residents aged 70 and over should self-isolate now

If you have family members or friends who are over 70 or over 60 with chronic illness, the safest thing they can do is self isolate & stay home. While all residents have been instructed to do their shopping as infrequently as possible, those over 70 (or over 60 with…

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JobKeeper Payment announced

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today announced a JobKeeper payment to “cushion the blow” of the coronavirus. Applying to full-time, part-time and casual workers, as well as sole traders, the wage subsidy of $1,500 per employee per fortnight will help keep employees on the books as we navigate the pandemic.

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The best place for people to be is at home

Following yesterday’s National Cabinet meeting, Premier Peter Gutwein today announced a suite of new measures designed to help Tasmania stay ahead of the curve. While Mr Gutwein said “Fortunately to date, we haven’t been as affected by the virus as some other states, we’ve said consistently the best place for…

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Restrictions on Recreational Vessels

The crew of all recreational vessels arriving in Tasmanian waters from interstate must contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 immediately on arrival, before anyone disembarks from the vessel. Commercial fishers and recreational boaters will not need to self-isolate if they have not set foot interstate or…

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All national parks and reserves now closed

Parks and Wildlife Services is calling on Tasmanian’s to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home. To stop any non-essential travel during this time, all national parks and reserves closed from midnight on 26 March 2020. No day or overnight walks, mountain biking, fishing…

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Offence to gather in groups of more than 10 from 6PM tonight

Premier Gutwein announced in his afternoon address that as of 6pm tonight “no more than 10 people are able to congregate in a public or private space.” Social and sporting gatherings of more than 10 people must now be avoided. This covers both indoor and outdoor gatherings. This means not…

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