COVID-19 exposure sites in Tasmania

14 Nov 2021

Public Health have declared COVID exposure sites in Tasmania after a man, who tested positive for COVID-19, arrived in Tasmania today (14 November).

The positive case arrived at Hobart on board Virgin flight VA702 from Brisbane at approximately 12:15 pm today. The man intended to transit to Melbourne via Hobart, without leaving the airport, but was not permitted to board his flight after Public Health were notified that a COVID test, conducted on the man while he was in Brisbane, had returned a positive result. The man was transported directly from the airport to quarantine at the Fountainside Case Management Facility.

Public Health have declared a number of exposure sites and contact tracing is underway. Please continue to check the list of exposure sites regularly in case further additions need to be made following contact tracing.

Anyone who was on board Virgin flight VA702 or in the Hobart airport terminal between 12.15 pm and 2:45 pm, including the male toilets in the departures area, today should isolate immediately and arrange a COVID-19 test via the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

All people in Tasmania are reminded to monitor themselves for any cold or flu-like symptoms and to get tested, regardless of whether they were at the identified exposure sites. To organise a test, please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.