COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 January 2022

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.

Be fully vaccinated

In 2022 it is mandatory for all students to be fully vaccinated unless they hold a valid medical exemption. It is also mandatory for all other people coming to a TasTAFE site to be fully vaccinated, this includes TasTAFE staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors. ‘Fully vaccinated’ means you have had your first and second doses, along with your booster shots when they are due.

Your COVID-19 vaccination evidence will be required by TasTAFE prior to your course commencement and before you attend any TasTAFE site in 2022.

If you haven’t yet already done so, please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, as soon as possible to book your vaccination.

Instructions for students

Your COVID-19 Digital Certificate or your Immunisation History Statement (your evidence) will be required by TasTAFE to confirm you are fully vaccinated or medically exempt.

Visit Services Australia: How to get proof for help on obtaining your evidence.

How to provide your COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence

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

In addition to vaccination being mandatory, everyone who attends a TasTAFE site must 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.

Face masks must be worn

From 12.01am Tuesday 21 December 2021, face masks must be worn by everyone aged 12 and over when in public indoor settings in Tasmania, this includes all TasTAFE campuses and training facilities.

Please ensure you bring your own mask and wear prior to entering a TasTAFE building. Please note: There are certain exceptions to wearing a mask, including for certified medical reasons. Reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious, so please be respectful of others. Masks may be removed to eat or drink but must be put back on immediately after you have finished.

For further information on mandatory mask wearing please visit the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website.

Check in

Check in to each TasTAFE site you visit once per day using the Check in TAS App. If you do not have a smart phone, enter your details manually at an Entry Terminal. Entry Terminals can be found at the main entrances to all TasTAFE sites.

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.