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COVID-safe behaviours

COVID-safe behaviours remain an important part of taking care of each other for the foreseeable future. We all need to play our part to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and take care of the people around us.

COVID-safe behaviours

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2022 9:29am

COVID-safe behaviours remain an important part of taking care of each other. We all need to play our part to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and take care of the people around us.

Our COVID-safe behaviours are listed below, but because the current COVID-19 risk in Tasmania is Moderate we need to do extra some things to manage the risk. These are listed in bold:

Everyone

  • Be up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Stay home and get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild
  • If you test positive by RAT, register your result
  • Stay at home while you still have symptoms
  • Wear a mask in indoor public places for 7 days after your positive test
  • If you have COVID-19 or cold or flu-like symptoms do not visit high risk settings or people at higher risk from respiratory illness for at least 7 days
  • If you have been in close contact with a person who tests positive to COVID-19 – be alert for symptoms
  • Cover coughs and sneezes and wash your hands with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Public Health recommends wearing a face mask in crowded indoor spaces, on Public Transport, and when visiting people who may be at risk of severe illness.

People at risk of severe illness

  • Public Health recommends wearing a face mask in indoor or crowded public settings
  • Make or review your testing and treatment plan with your GP for when you get cold or flu symptom (how to get a test – how to get treatment)
  • Get tested as soon as you have symptoms
  • Seek urgent treatment if you test positive for COVID-19 - it is very important to get treatment early

High risk settings (including hospitals, residential aged care, and disability residential settings)

  • Implement the increased risk mitigation measures in your Work, Health and Safety Plan (These may include Health screening and mask wearing for all staff and visitors, Staff surveillance RATs, Enhanced Personal Protective Equipment and Infection Prevention and Control measures)
  • Look out for cases and manage cases and outbreaks quickly
  • Maximise ventilation and keep informed

Businesses

  • Review Work, Health and Safety and Business Continuity plans
  • Additional measures may include health reminders and supporting mask wearing for staff and visitors
  • Support close contacts and staff at higher risk from COVID-19 to work from home where possible
  • Maximise ventilation