COVID-19

Information about the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic can be found on the following websites:

World Health Organisation

Australian Government Department of Health

Tasmanian Government Coronavirus Website

Keep it COVID safe as the behaviours we practice every day will determine the level of COVID risk we are exposed to. There are 8 key behaviours to remember:

  • Be fully vaccinated
  • Use the Check in TAS app
  • Stay at home if you are unwell
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms
  • Wear a face mask when appropriate
  • Stay up to date and follow directions
  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly
  • Maintain physical distance of 1.5 metres when possible

If you think you might have COVID-19 or have a runny nose, cough, sore throat or fever, please call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738) or your General Practitioner for advice. Protect those around you by following COVID Safe Behaviours and adhering to gathering, business and travel restrictions. Download the Check In Tas app and check in to assist with contact tracing.

For information on Vaccinations including Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Vaccine Rollout page of the State Government's Coronavirus website.


West Tamar Council's Response to COVID-19

The safety and well-being of staff, Councillors, volunteers and the community continues to be our top priority.

In the interests of community safety, the following Council Buildings and Facilities have alterations as follows:

For information on changes to our Council Meetings, please visit the Council Meetings page of our website.


Parks, Sports Grounds and Reserves, a reminder to practice social distancing and personal hygiene at all times. Full details can be found on the Coronavirus Website.

Our Beaconsfield and Exeter Waste Transfer Stations are open for the delivery of waste only and cash won’t be accepted, payments to be made via EFTPOS or tip tickets. The tip shops are closed until further notice.

 

New soap dispensers have been installed and cleaning has been increased to twice daily at our public toilets.


If you require assistance in knowing what Government relief package is relevant to your business and preparing grant applications, our Community Services Team can help! Please contact either michele.gibbins@wtc.tas.gov.au or damien.blackwell@wtc.tas.gov.au to discuss your needs.

We encourage older Australians and their carers seeking further information to call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866 to speak to friendly, specially trained staff from a senior’s advocacy organisation.

We appreciate this is a difficult time but we genuinely have the best interests of our staff, volunteers and the community, at the forefront of our minds in taking this action. This is a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to update these measures as things progress. A full list of restrictions can be found on the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website.

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