Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should come forward and get tested. If in doubt, get a test.

The Premier's Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania here

If you have even mild flu symptoms arrange a Covid-19 test by speaking to your GP or calling the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738.

As of 6th July, Council offices are open to the general public.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 28 July 2020, 5:00pm here:

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All questions from the public should be submitted to the General Manager or a Councillor (to raise on your behalf) up to 7 days prior to the meeting. Those submitted after that time will be taken as questions without notice. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website in the days following the meeting.

You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join the live stream, select "view in browser" and then "join anonymously".

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IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

Mobile Testing Clinics will be available throughout the State. To request a test, call your GP or the Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738).

Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should come forward and get tested. If in doubt, get a test.

Important Links and Information

West Coast Municipality Covid-19 Community Contacts  - Support Services

The Premier's Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania here

Council is aware that Covid-19 is impacting our community. Be assured that Council and State and Federal Governments are working to support our community and implement effective measures. We urge you to practice social distancing, good hygiene and stay informed.

For current health & restrictions advice:

State Government Coronavirus Hub 

Tasmanian Government Department of Health

Australian Government Department of Health

The Tasmanian Government has declared a State of Emergency and border restrictions apply. 

You can report non-compliance with social distancing measures here

You can go here to see latest venue restrictions.

  • Public Health Hotline – 1800 671 738
  • National Coronavirus Hotline – 1800 020 080
  • Education Hotline – 1800 816 057

Open to the public

Due to recent restrictions being lifted we are happy to announce that we are now open to the public.

We can only allow 7 people to enter our facility at this time and ask that people use one of the two intercoms located at our front door.

Once you have spoken to our friendly staff and answered the screening questions, they will be happy to let you in and assist you, please remember to sanitise your hands on the way in.

Please note that if you;
Have a fever or respiratory symptoms,
Have been travelling internationally within the last 14 days, or
Have been in contact with someone that has returned a positive COVID-19 test result we cannot let you in.

Information of how council meetings will be affected and how you cans till submit your questions to Council can be found here

Works requests can still be entered via our website, alternatively you can call or email us and we can put the request in for you.

We appreciate your patience at this time, stay safe, we will get through this together as a community.

Council’s priority is the protection of our community and staff to ensure ongoing operations. Observing restrictions, the following changes have been made to Council operations and facilities:

  • Access to Council offices is by intercom system at the entrance door, once you have spoken to our friendly staff and answered the screening questions, they will be happy to let you in and assist you, please remember to sanitise your hands on the way in.
  • . A seven-person limit applies in the front desk waiting area, overflow available, please ring or email if possible. A variety of payment methods exist such as providing credit or debit card over phone to reception staff, internet banking or direct deposit.
  • Face to face operations have been suspended at the Visitor Centre but staff can still assist you via phone, email or online. Hard-copy information is available outside the Centre.
  • Gyms and Indoor Sports Facilities are closed.
  • Strahan public toilets are closed except the Esplanade toilet next to the Visitor Centre – all other public toilets remain open
  • Hire/use of all Council facilities are being reviewed to ensure distancing and hygiene standards are met.
  • Waste Collection is operating normally.
  • Responses to Works Requests are operating normally.
  • Parking meters on the West Coast are in operation.
  • All Swimming Pools Closed
  • All Campgrounds Open - Lake Burbury & Macquarie Heads including permit holders
  • All MTB Trails Closed
  • Skate parks and play equipment in all parks open.

The Covid-19 situation is changing rapidly, and further changes are likely. Latest information will be provided on this post. Signs will be on facilities that are closed or restricted.

As more people go into isolation and due to the stress of the situation on everyone in our community please be aware of your own and your loves ones mental health. You can call the below numbers for support:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636