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:
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 are optional
The wearing of face masks indoors at TasTAFE campuses and training facilities is optional.
Wearing of face masks by staff, students and visitors is strongly encouraged if you are in a setting where you cannot physically distance, you work in a public-facing role, or you are vulnerable to COVID-19.
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 until you are free of symptoms.
If you have COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses like the flu, you can infect others. Follow the behaviours we have learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect your family and friends.
If you test positive for COVID-19 you may be infectious for up to 10 days.
You are most infectious:
- just before your symptoms start, and
- while you have acute symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever).
To reduce the risk to others you should stay home until your symptoms have resolved.
And for at least seven days Public Health recommends:
- wearing a face mask in indoor spaces, on Public Transport, and when visiting people who may be at risk of severe illness
- avoid visiting high-risk settings including a hospital, or a residential aged care facility or disability residential setting
- avoid large gatherings and indoor crowded places.
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.