Moving into 2021 we still need to remain vigilant with our COVID-19 safe practices here at St Michaels.
We need to be mindful of:
- Taking care of our health;
- Contact tracing; and
- Tasmania Restriction Update.
- Reaching out for help (taking care of our health)
If COVID-19 has made life tough for you, you’re not alone. Call our EAP services of Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277
Or if you call a Tasmanian Lifeline you will be connected with a kind ear. Call Tasmanian Lifeline on 1800 98 44 34.
Beyond Blue also has excellent message boards, texting options, and a 24/7 line to call, 1800 512 348.
- Contact Tracing
As it is the start of 2021, it’s a timely reminder that owners and operators of a range of venues and businesses are required to collect contact information from every person who enters or attends their premises or event for at least 15 minutes.
The contact information to be collected includes; the name, contact telephone number and the date and time of entry of attendance and it’s the responsibility of owners and operators to ensure that information is accessible and kept for at least 28 days.
There is extensive information available for businesses on Business Tasmania website and the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website.
The expanded list of venues and businesses required to collect contact information is outlined below:
- Restaurants, cafes and other retail food businesses and outlets, where food is sold for consumption on site.
- Premises where alcohol is sold for consumption on site, including pubs, registered and licensed clubs and hotels
- Places of worship, religious gatherings and premises, including those used for weddings or funerals
- Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, gaming and gambling venues, dance venues, night clubs, strip clubs, brothels
- Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites
- Tourist premises/venues/ sites and activities and services with paid entry/participation
- Concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums
- Amusement parks, arcades, play centres (indoor and outdoor)
- Auction houses, real estate auctions and open homes, including display homes
- Hair dressing and hair salons
- Beauty treatment premises, including body modifications, tattoos, piercing, waxing and nail services
- Spas, massage parlours, saunas, bath houses
- Swimming pools, gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, wellness centres (including yoga and barre premises) (indoor and outdoor)
- Sport and fitness venues, including those used for personal training and pre-arranged activities (indoor and outdoor)
- Zoos, wildlife centres, animal parks, petting zoos, aquariums, marine parks
- Events or gatherings enabled under the Events Framework that are required to have an event COVID Safety Plan, in a form approved by the Director of Public Health
The expectation of all St Michaels staff is that they follow our instructions and where ever you go log in and record your name for contact tracing!
- Tasmania Restriction Updates
Public Heath provide frequent updates on locations and important information for traveling to and from Tasmania. Informatio can be found at Travel Alert.
Please stay up to date and check the latest information before travelling or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.
Coming to Tasmania? Register your travel
Travellers to Tasmania, including returning residents, need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the state, to help manage the risk of COVID-19 at Tasmania’s borders.
Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival. Areas are assessed as either low, medium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.
Register through the Tas e-Travel system if you have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania.
Register through the Tas e-Travel system, no more than three (3) days before arriving “If you have travelled have you registered and or advised STMA?”
Low Risk Areas
Travellers who have only spent time in a low-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania do not need to quarantine when they arrive.
Read more about low-risk areas, including transiting through medium and high-risk areas and screening requirements here Travel Alert
Medium Risk Areas
Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are required to quarantine, either in a suitable premises or in government-designated accommodation (fees apply).
Register your intended quarantine location via the G2G PASS system
High Risk Areas
High-risk areas are:
- Specific premises declared by Public Health – see the current list of high-risk premises
- Overseas (other than New Zealand)
- Cruise ships
High-risk domestic areas:
- Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk domestic area or premise in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller.
If entry is approved, there may be a quarantine requirement in government-designated accommodation (fees can apply).
Changes may occur
The COVID-19 situation can change at any time, meaning Tasmania’s border restrictions and entry requirements could change at short notice. Please stay up to date and check the latest information before travelling.
The Importance of this Information
It is really important that you stay vigilant and it is important that I remind you that we are still in a precarious position, especially for our vulnerable people.
- Social Distancing
- If going to events parties, keep distance, sign in
- Wash and sanitize
- If you are feeling unwell, GET Tested!
- Advise STMA especially if travelling out of the State