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COVID-19 Update No. 82

This alert updates the 16 July COVID-19 Update.

  • The Director of Public Health has declared New South Wales and Victoria high-risk areas. This means anyone who has been in these jurisdictions is not permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an essential traveller.

  • Since the last update South Australia and Queensland have reported new COVID-19 cases, and several new exposure sites have been identified in both states.

  • The situation in South Australia and Queensland will be monitored closely throughout the course of today, and further advice will be provided in relation to any new travel restrictions or border closures.

  • Additional high-risk premises have been declared in New South Wales and Victoria.

  • Anyone in Tasmania who has recently been in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland or South Australia must check the list of high-risk premises frequently at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert. The list is updated several times each day.

  • Anyone who has been at one of the high-risk premises at the specified date and time should self- isolate immediately, if not already in quarantine, and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for advice.

    Important information for people who have travelled from Victoria

  • Increased measures are in place for anyone currently in Tasmania who has been in Victoria on or since Thursday, 8 July 2021 and is not subject to a current quarantine requirement.

  • Any person currently in Tasmania who has been in Victoria on or since 8 July should limit their movement in the community, avoid attendance at public gatherings and wear a face mask in public.

    Testing

  • In the current national and Tasmanian circumstances, it is very important to continue to test or refer for testing anyone who presents with symptoms of COVID-19, however mild.

  • An online form for people in the North and South of the state wanting to register for a COVID-19 test is available at https://covidtestbooking.health.tas.gov.au/. A staff member from the Department of Health will call back to book an appointment time for a COVID test.

    Check in Tas

  • From 31 July 2021, anyone aged 16 years or older entering medical and health related venues including residential aged care facilities, doctors surgeries, specialist clinics such as podiatrists, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, chiropractors etc. will be required to use the Check in TAS app.

  • This includes all staff (at the beginning of every shift), volunteers, contractors and patients.

  • For more information and resources go to www.checkin.tas.gov.au