11th COVID-19 2021 Update for the sport and recreation sector

Tasmanian COVID-19 update – 22 July 2021

As of Tuesday 20 July 2021 Tasmania currently has strong border controls in place for the entirety of Victoria and New South Wales. Tasmania also has restrictions in place for a number of high risk sites in Queensland.

South Australia has reported five locally acquired cases and  announced a state-wide lock down from 6pm, 20 July 2021 for seven days. In response, Tasmania’s Director of Public Health has declared that all of South Australia will be declared high risk, level two.

This means anyone wanting to travel to Tasmania from South Australia will not be permitted to enter unless approved as an essential traveller (including returning Tasmanians).

For people who are in Tasmania who were in South Australia on or after 8 July 2021, you need to immediately check the designated high risk premises in South Australia. Anyone who has been at one of those premises must immediately self-isolate and contact the public health hotline 1800 671 738.
The list is available at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert.

Mask wearing
For people who have been in South Australia since 8 July and are now in Tasmania, you are required to wear a mask when in public, avoid public gatherings as much as possible and minimise public interactions for 14 days after being in South Australia.

Due to the Victorian lockdown being extended for another seven days, anyone who has been in Victoria since 8 July must continue to wear a mask while in public, avoid public gatherings as much as possible, minimise public interactions for 14 days after being in Victoria, as well as continuing to ensure you use Check in Tas, monitor the high-risk premises list and also your health for any symptoms.
Masks must be worn unless the person is exempted, such as those under 12 years old, or those who have a valid medical reason not to wear a mask.

Limiting Movement & Avoiding Public Gatherings
People who have been in South Australia or Victoria since 8 July should also limit their movement in the community and avoid attendance at public gatherings.

Limiting movement means that people should try to reduce interaction with other people in the community as much as possible and leave their premises as little as possible.

This requirement should be adhered to when considering participation or attendance in or to sport and recreation.

While the choice to travel for personal reasons is optional, you should stay up to date, consider whether you really need to travel, and monitor the COVID-19  website for the latest updates.


Keeping ourselves and others safe

Everyone in Tasmania will have the opportunity to get a free COVID-19 vaccine this year. Getting the vaccine when it is available to you will help reduce the risk of COVID-19 as well as enable us all to live our everyday lives more freely.

We all continue to have a key role to play in being COVID safe. While the vaccine rollout is an incredibly important measure it does not replace the suite of things we all need to continue to do for the safety of ourselves and others:

  • Check in using the Check in TAS App https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas/information-for-the-community
  • Stay at least 1.5 metres away from others;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water;
  • Stay at home if you are unwell;
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms; and
  • Be aware of, and follow, current gathering, business and travel restrictions.

Public Health has urged all Tasmanians to have a COVID 19 Kit ready to use for their household members – consisting of masks, tissues, hand sanitiser and for all mobile phones, the Check in TAS App.

For further details on the latest news and statistics about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Tasmania please visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccine

It is compulsory for many venues and events to have the Check in TAS system in place. This includes sport and recreation clubs and venues. If you need assistance with getting Check in TAS set up for your venue/event please visit, www.business.tas.gov.au/check_in_tas_app

This information will be critical for contact tracing if a case occurs in Tasmania.


ZERO COVID-19 Cases in Tasmania

As at 19 July 2021, Tasmania has ZERO active cases.

The risk of COVID still remains and Tasmanians are encourage to be extra vigilant given the evolving situations interstate.

For updates on Tasmania’s cases view the Tasmanian Government website: Tasmanian statistics | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)


Check.in.TAS: Mandatory Contact Tracing App
From 1 May 2021

The Tasmanian Government’s Check in Tas app meets Public Health requirements to record contact details of all individuals.

Click the links below to download the app.

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Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Information and Support

The Tasmanian Government’s coronavirus.tas.gov.au website is the first point of call for COVID-19 information relating to Tasmania, including:
Australian Government COVID-19 Information and Suppo


Further information is available on the Tasmanian Government’s Coronavirus website: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

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