The health and safety of our community and staff is Glenorchy City Council’s number one priority and we are putting measures in place to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
In Tasmania, the number of diagnosed Coronavirus cases is slowly increasing. While Tasmania appears to have relatively low rates of infection, this could change quickly. The health and well-being of our staff and community are our number one priority. Glenorchy City Council is closely monitoring the situation.
While the risk of contracting the COVID-19 is currently very low in Tasmania, we want to do everything we can to act responsibly and help slow the spread. This will allow our local health services to keep up with demand and help protect those most at risk.
Council is enacting its Business Continuity Plan to ensure we maintain appropriate levels of service to the community. This enables Council to implement safety measures across all services to protect our staff and community. It also allows us to have emergency planning in place should we need to change our business services. In the interests of public safety, we are continuously making some changes in the way we deliver services in accordance with advice from the Department of Health.
We are working closely with State and Federal health officials to help curb the rate of COVID-19 infection rate. New information is being released everyday by the Australian Government Department of Health website and we advise all seeing further information about COVID-19, to seek information via these official channels.
To ensure you are getting up to date advice on the COVID-19 pandemic and how this affects you, please see the below links from both the Federal and State Governments.
You can also phone the Public Health Hotline in Tasmania on1800 671 738
The Australian Government has released two app based sources for information on COVID-19.
Search ‘Coronavirus Australia’ in your app store to access the official Australian Government's COVID-19 Information App
If you use WhatsApp, you can connect to receive official advice by messaging +61 400 253 787 or go visit http://aus.gov.au/whatsapp and follow the instructions. .
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We encourage all community members to protect against COVID-19 by practicing good hand hygiene, limiting contact with others, and staying home and seeking medical advice if you are unwell. Information on the coronavirus and hygiene practices can be found on the Tasmanian Department of Health website.
If you are feeling uneasy at this time and need someone to talk to you can also contact: