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Single source of truth relating to Tasmanian response to COVID-19 made public

The Tasmanian Government have today launched a new website https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/ as a publicly available single source of truth relating to the Tasmanian response to COVID-19. Having previously disseminated the information via email each day, the Government is now able to  make instant updates, which allows users such as Council to…

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Quarantine requirements for commercial fishers & recreational boaters

Any recreational vessel arriving into Tasmanian waters from interstate is required to contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 immediately on arrival. The vessel will then be directed as to the quarantine requirements that will apply to those on board the vessel. Contact with the Tasmanian Health…

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Venue Closures Fact Sheet

The Tasmanian Government has released some interim guidance around the closure of venues after today’s introduction of further social gathering restrictions. The guidance talks about how long these measures will be in place, how businesses will be supported during this time, what the penalties are for non-compliance and where to…

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Supporting individuals and households

The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians amid the current global health crisis. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation. Income support for individuals Payments to support households Temporary early release of superannuation Temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates…

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Message from TasPorts

There is little doubt that we are now operating in uncharted waters as the global community urgently seeks to contain and respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. TasPorts commitment to King Island, along with its subsidiary Bass Island Line, remains steadfast. Moving freight in and out of Tasmania…

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Community Car still clocking up the kms

The KI Community Car is continuing to provide a valuable service to our community and we are extremely grateful for that. This community organisation is managed and staffed by volunteers and has a duty of care particularly to protect the health and safety of their volunteer drivers. The organisation is…

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State of Emergency – what does it mean?

The Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein yesterday declared a State of Emergency, allowing the Government to enact powers so we can respond appropriately to the current COVID-19 crisis. The State Emergency Management Centre has been in operation for a number of weeks, with Health operating as the lead agency, however the…

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Self isolation FAQ’s

1.1 Who needs to self-isolate? Everyone coming into Tasmania will now be required to quarantine for 14 days. This means domestic travellers from mainland Australia and those travelling from overseas. People need to self-isolate at home or in their accommodation if they: Have returned from overseas on or after 16…

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Borders will remain open to the supplies we need

In his address this morning about tighter border controls, Premier Peter Gutwein said “I want to be clear to all Tasmanians, we are not going to shut the borders to those supplies that we need.” “I expect, more opportunity to carry more freight into the state as a result of…

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Tasmania – coronavirus – border control information

The Premier has this morning announced a State of Emergency in Tasmania, meaning the Tasmanian Emergency Management Plan has now been activated, with Police taking the lead role and working closely with Health to manage the situation. From midnight on Friday 20 March all “non-essential” travellers into Tasmania (including King…

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