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

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 washing your hands, socially distancing and downloading the COVIDSafe App.


West Tamar Council's Response to COVID-19 as of Thursday 2 July 2020

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

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we expect there to be an interruption to our normal services. We will endeavour to continue to provide essential Council services for our community.

At our April Council Meeting on Tuesday 21st of April 2020, Council approved the Community Care and Recovery Package. Further details can be found in the Latest News section of our website.

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


Alterations to meetings and events include:

  • Youth Services reduced (connect with them on their YouTube Channel). Beaconsfield Youth Group for High School Students reopened on Monday 15th June. Registrations are Essential, access the registration form here.
  • Local Area Advisory Groups in recess until further notice
  • Special Committees of Council
  • Seniors’ Advisory Group have resumed meetings
  • Youth Advisory Council have resumed meetings

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.

  • Sports Grounds will be maintained. Please refer to your club for guidance on a return to sport.
  • As per State Government Guidelines, our Playgrounds, Skate Parks, BBQ Areas and Outdoor Exercise Equipment are open. Users must remain 1.5m apart.
  • Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service have reopened all National Parks and Reserves, please check their website to plan your trip.
  • Use of camping or overnight rest areas are now permitted.

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 which have all reopened to the public as of Monday 15th June.


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.

The University of Tasmania's Institute for Social Change have now opened part 2 of the Tasmania Project, to give you a voice and gather important information during and beyond the pandemic. The surveys can be accessed here.

If you're looking for what businesses are currently operating in your area, you can find a list in the Latest News section of our website.

Information on assistance available from your telco can be found on the WhistleOut Website.

For job seeker information, please visit the Maxima Website.

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.

We encourage older Australians seeking further information to call 1800 171 866 to speak to friendly, specially trained staff from a senior’s advocacy organisation.

For languages other than English, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health Website.

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