COVID-19 update

09 Jun 2021

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health

Victoria remains a declared high-risk location despite some changes to lockdown restrictions in that state.

While Victorian authorities have announced an easing of some measures, significant restrictions on the movement and activities of people remain in force in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Tasmanian health authorities are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Victoria and the status of Melbourne and regional Victoria as high-risk locations are reconsidered daily.

Queensland authorities have today advised of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in that state.

The case arrived in Queensland after travelling from Victoria through various locations in NSW, including Narrandera, Forbes, Dubbo and Moree between 1 and 4 June and South-East Queensland between 5 and 8 June.

Anyone in Tasmania who was in NSW from 1 June, or in Queensland from 5 June, should check www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert for a list of premises in both states declared by the Tasmanian Director of Public Health as high risk. Further premises are likely to be added to this list and people recently in NSW or Queensland should check the list regularly.

If anyone has been at any of these high-risk premises, they should immediately selfisolate and contact the Public Health Hotline from 9am tomorrow (Thursday) for further advice.

There are still many premises classified as high-risk in Victoria. A list of these premises is available at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert. This list is reviewed and updated daily.

Travel restrictions and quarantine requirements remain in place for all Victoria and some sites in New South Wales and South-East Queensland.

Anyone intending to travel to Tasmania from Victoria, will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an essential traveller. Anyone who has been at a high-risk premises in Victoria, NSW or Queensland at the specified dates and times will not be permitted to enter the State.

Affected travellers must apply to the Deputy State Controller to enter the state via the G2G PASS system. If allowed to enter they will be required to quarantine for 14 days and be tested in the first few days and last few days of this period. Hotel quarantine fees may apply. Essential workers will have additional requirements.

Tasmanian residents can apply for essential traveller status to return home. If approved they will be required to quarantine at suitable premises on arrival for 14 days. If they do not have suitable premises, they will be required to quarantine in Government-designated accommodation at their own cost.

Anyone in Tasmania with symptoms of a cold or flu should get tested for COVID-19. Testing for COVID-19 gives public health authorities the best chance of detecting cases early enough to prevent an outbreak.

If you have any cold or flu symptoms, even mild, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a test. Visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au for the latest Tasmanian information.