UPDATE – Mandatory masks – 19 December 2021

In accordance with public health advice, 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.

Face masks are required to be worn when visiting:

  • Indoor workplaces such as offices
  • Education settings for example university buildings or schools
  • Indoor businesses and shops such as supermarkets, restaurants or pubs
  • Indoor service settings such as banks or pharmacies
  • Public transport such as a bus, taxis or in a rideshare

Masks are not required to be worn outdoors, unless attending a large event where masks are already required. You may choose to wear a mask outdoors as an additional safety measure against COVID-19.

When at home or visiting someone else in their home, a mask is not mandatory.

Masks may be removed to eat or drink but must be put back on immediately after you have finished. 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.

For more information on the mask-wearing requirement, please refer to Public Health advice here.

We have been working on our risk assessment and associated arrangements for the border opening on and after 15 December. We will continue to assess the impact of new decisions by State and Federal Governments, including public health advice and directives. At this time we are not making any changes to our operations, nor are we mandating vaccination for staff or visitors to council facilities (aside from where a public health directive says we must). The aim for council is to keep operating as normally as possible while maintaining a safe environment for our staff and community.

It is also timely to remind all in our community to not become complacent about the day-to-day actions that can help protect you and others in our city:

  • Be fully vaccinated
  • Wear a mask when needed
  • Stay at home if sick
  • Symptoms? Get tested
  • Use Check In TAS
  • Stay up-to-date, follow directions
  • Keep hands clean
  • Keep your distance

We will continue to update this page as the situation evolves.

The health and safety of the community is our number one priority as we plan and respond to the rapidly changing Coronavirus pandemic, and we continue to work closely with The Tasmanian Department of Health to ensure a consistent approach in relation to coronavirus.

Clarence City Council has a COVID-19 business continuity plan in place which has seen the closure of some facilities and the cancellation events, and we have activated our Business Continuity and Recovery Policy, which includes relevant plans and processes that will enable council to continue supporting the community during this difficult time.

Check out the pages below to connect with services and programs that can help you to stay informed and connected, If you are seeking information about the Coronavirus please visit http://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au


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Clarence City Council‘s Community Volunteer Service is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference to the lives of others in their community.

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Live Clarence is here to help and provide support to the community. Find out more about resources and programs that promote social connection.

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