COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: Friday, 29 July 2022

IMPORTANT UPDATE

From Monday, 1 August 2022:

  1. The wearing of face masks is mandatory for all TasTAFE staff in all campuses and training facilities unless they have a medical exemption. The wearing of face masks for students, volunteers, visitors and contractors at TasTAFE campuses and training facilities is optional but strongly encouraged.

This page provides information on the COVID-19 safety measures being followed to keep the TasTAFE community safe. Urgent COVID-19 impacts to TasTAFE will also be shown on this page.

Please visit this page regularly for updates that may impact you.

The information provided is specific to TasTAFE. It is important for you to keep informed about COVID-19 by visiting the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website regularly.

*COVID-19 impacts to TasTAFE that occur on weekends will be added to this page on Sunday evenings.

Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more information about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 Vaccination requirements at TasTAFE, you can view our list of frequently asked questions.

Visit the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website for more information about COVID-19 in Tasmania.

To view TasTAFE's COVID-19 frequently asked questions, please click the button below:

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Keeping the TasTAFE community safe

Everyone who attends a TasTAFE site is asked to follow the COVID-safe behaviours and actions outlined below. These are recommended by Public Health to help lower your personal risk as well as the risk to our community.

COVID-19 Vaccination is encouraged

TasTAFE encourages everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and keep their vaccinations up to date by having boosters when they are due.

Students who enrol in a qualification where vaccination against COVID-19 is an industry requirement eg. nursing, aged and residential care, early childhood, disability support etc. will still be required to show evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Face masks

The wearing of face masks is mandatory for all TasTAFE staff in all campuses and training facilities unless they have a medical exemption.

The wearing of face masks for students, volunteers, visitors and contractors at TasTAFE campuses and training facilities is optional but strongly encouraged.

We also encourage the wearing of a face mask where a physical distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.

Stay home if sick

If you feel sick, even with mild symptoms, stay at home and do not attend any TasTAFE campus or training facility.

Get tested

Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild. Call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. Do not attend any TasTAFE campus or training facility until you are cleared by Public Health and are free of symptoms.

Keep your hands clean

Sanitise when you arrive at - and leave – a TasTAFE site, as well as other venues. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially before and after eating, and as soon as you return home. Use alcohol-based hand sanitiser when out and about.

Keep your distance

Stay at least 1.5 metres away from others whenever practical. The more space there is between you and other people, the harder it is for the virus to move from one person to another.

Stay up to date, follow directions

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 developments to make sure you know what restrictions and rules are in place by visiting the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website.  Follow Public Health advice if you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Where to go for help

*TasTAFE follows advice from the Tasmanian Government and Public Health to manage the impact of COVID-19. The information provided is accurate at the date of publication, however, please be aware we are required to frequently update this information to respond to impacts of COVID-19. As required by WorkSafe Tasmania, we have a COVID-Safety Plan in place to guide our response to the pandemic for the safety of the TasTAFE community.