Today we received an update from the Prime Minister, confirming restrictions on foreign nationals travelling from China will be extended for seven days, following advice from chief health officers.
This will be effective from the 15th of February and reviewed in one week, and weekly thereafter, as public health authorities continue to monitor the situation. Tasmanians are also advised to heed the travel advice for mainland China, which is at a Level Four: “Do not travel.”
Australian citizens, permanent residents and their families who have been in mainland China from 1 February and who return to Australia must self-isolate for 14 days from the time they left mainland China.
The health and safety of Tasmanians is the Government’s number one priority and we are well prepared in our state to respond to the situation.
At the time of this statement, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tasmania. There is no cause for alarm and the risk to the public remains low. If you do have concerns or further questions, there is a helpline number to call 1800 671 738.
The Australian Government Department of Health has developed some important advice on coronavirus, which is available at the following link: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov. Information is updated frequently.