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Emergency Information

Emergency information for Tasmania

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Emergency Information


Tasmania remains one of the most beautiful and inviting destinations in Australia. Visitors to our state can still expect to enjoy an incredible experience but it’s important to be aware of the measures in place that help us keep on top of COVID.

Your health and wellbeing is our number-one priority. Here is what you need to know to help us keep everyone COVID-safe.

Getting here

You must register your travel plans and provide your contact details before arriving in Tasmania to ensure compliance with current requirements and to help facilitate a smooth arrivals process.

The areas where you have spent time prior to arriving in Tasmania determine the conditions for your entry into the state.

Visit the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website to understand the latest border conditions and register your travel intentions.

You should carry a facemask with you when you intend to visit an airport. It is compulsory for people aged 12 and older to wear a facemask at all times whilst at a Tasmanian airport terminal or whilst on board a flight.

While you’re here

All Tasmanian businesses are required to have a COVID-19 safety plan in place to help keep everyone safe. This means that some tourism experiences, restaurants and venues have capacity limits to ensure social distancing. To avoid disappointment, we recommend calling ahead and pre-booking.

It is compulsory to check-in with your contact details at many businesses, venues and events in Tasmania. This information is collected to enable contact tracing to take place in the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Many business and organisations use the Check in TAS app to collect this information. Your check-in data is stored securely by the Tasmanian Department of Health. This data is removed after 28 days. One of the easiest ways to make sure you are checking in as required at venues and events is to download the Check in TAS app.

We all have a part to play in keeping each other safe. A few simple precautions will help keep our island safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Practise COVID-safe behaviours:

  • Stay at least 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water.
  • Use alcohol–based sanitiser when out and about.
  • Check-in at venues and events as required.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, don’t go out - only leave to get tested.
  • Take extra care to cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wear a facemask at the airport and on board flights

Symptoms of COVID-19

If at any time whilst you are in Tasmania, you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you must immediately self-isolate and seek testing.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever (or signs of fever e.g. night sweats or chills)
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Cough and/or shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell

Testing is available at multiple locations around Tasmania. To book a test contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. Up to date information about COVID testing is available at: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/testing.

Keep informed

Travel restrictions may change, stay up to date with the latest information at the Coronavirus website – Coming to Tasmania.

If you need to speak to someone about a COVID related issue (or get tested) whilst in Tasmania contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Other incident advice

In the event of an emergency incident in Tasmania, visitors are advised to keep up to date on the areas that may be affected and avoid non-essential travel to those locations.

In an emergency situation, directions from emergency services to evacuate or relocate should be prioritised above any COVID-19 quarantine/isolation or lockdown requirements that may be in place. If you need to move to an evacuation centre, please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines to protect yourself and others.

Emergency information will be updated on the Fire Service or TasALERT websites. ABC local radio is also a great source of current community alerts or warnings.

In the event of an emergency please do not rely on navigation system such as Google maps to provide road closure information. Up to date road closures information is available from the Tasmania Police or TasALERT websites.

The Parks and Wildlife Service's Facebook page or website provides information on park or track closures.

Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN) centres located around the state can also provide more information or assistance for visitors.

Information current as at 9:00 on 26 March 2021