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 following COVID Safe Behaviours such as staying 1.5m apart, washing your hands, stay at home if you're unwell and get tested, and adhere to gathering, business and travel restrictions.


West Tamar Council's Response to COVID-19 as of Thursday 13 August 2020

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

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.

At our July Council Meeting on Tuesday 21st of July 2020, Council approved the Second Stimulus Works Package to further stimulate our local economy. Further details can be found in the July Council Meeting Minutes.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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

For job seeker information, please visit the Maxima 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.

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.

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

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