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

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 23 June 2020, 5:00pm here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmExZjcxZGEtYjA0NS00OWRkLWJiNTItMWJiNjNkZDU5YWFh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2287ac6ac2-5d60-4c74-b829-c5f0ac50c320%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c7be21a9-ceb9-4acd-8b3e-3669cb9d6ffb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

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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Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting the community against certain diseases. It stimulates the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response- to develop resistance to specific infectious diseases without having to be exposed to the disease itself. Should a person come into contact with a disease immunisation will assist the body to respond fast enough to prevent the disease developing.

Council offer a free School based Immunisation Programme which is provided to Grade 7’s and covers Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough); Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The programme is run during the year at Rosebery District High School and Mountain Heights School.

Council do not offer early childhood immunisation and this can be sought from your family doctor or through the following Medical centres

  • Queenstown General Practice, 60-64 Orr Street, ph. 64722380
  • Strahan General Practice, 3 Bay Street, ph. 64726300
  • Zeehan General Practice, 100 Main Street, ph. 64715911
  • Rosebery General Practice, 1 Hospital Road, ph. 64735732

If your child is in Grade 7 an information pack including a consent form will be sent home through the school early in the school year. It is important that the forms are returned to the school to facilitate the immunisation programme. Should the consent form not be returned Council will not be able to include your child on the programme.

Council keeps a record of all immunisations administered as part of the programme and a copy of your child's record can be obtained by contacting Council.  Alternatively your child’s records may be accessible from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register  or for records relating to cervical cancer vaccination, from the National HPV Vaccination Programme Register.

Immunisation Fact Sheets

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