COVID-19 update: Victoria and NZ

15 Feb 2021

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health

Based on contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in Victoria, a premise in Broadmeadows has been declared as high risk by Tasmania’s Director of Public Health. This is in addition to other premises added over the weekend.

A list of these premises is at: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania/travel-alert

If you have been at any of these places at these dates and times, self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice and to arrange testing.

Victoria has been designated as a high-risk area. This designation is in addition to the declaration of individual high-risk premises and transport routes at specific recent dates and times.

Travellers who have spent time in Victoria in the 14 days before their travel to Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

Any affected travellers, including returning Tasmanians, will need to apply to the Deputy State Controller to enter the state via the G2G PASS system. If allowed to enter they will be required to quarantine for 14 days and be tested in the first few days and last few days of this period. Hotel quarantine fees may apply.

If you have completed a Tas e-Travel registration and identified you have been in Victoria in the 14 days before your arrival, your pass will be cancelled and you will need to reapply via the G2G PASS website.

Tasmania is supporting Victorian Health authorities to contact anyone now in Tasmania who may have been at risk of catching COVID-19 while in Victoria.

The Tasmanian Director of Public Health has declared three regions in New Zealand as high-risk locations, effective from 4.30pm today (Monday 15 February).

This follows the diagnosis of three related cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand with no immediately apparent source of infection.

People arriving from New Zealand into mainland airports have been directed into quarantine since 12.01am today.

If you are in Tasmania and have been in the Auckland Region, the Taranaki Region or Waikato Region since 1 February, you should self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test by contacting the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

If you have been at any of the 22 specific locations of interest within these regions identified by the NZ Ministry of Health (see COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest | Ministry of Health NZ) you should immediately contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

If anyone has cold or flu-like symptoms, even mild, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test.