Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

15 March 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Precautionary Coronavirus measures to be implemented in Tasmanian Schools

Following the latest advice from Public Health, the Tasmanian Government is asking schools to adopt social distancing measures, requiring the cancellation of assemblies, excursions, travel, some events and conferences.

This is a precautionary measure to reduce potential exposure.

Other non-essential school activities will also be postponed, including events such as: fetes; fairs; concerts (with audiences); assemblies and presentation nights; all sports carnivals; school camps; and parent teacher meetings.

The health and safety of Tasmanians is our highest priority and we will continue to act on the best advice we have available at the time.

The restriction on these activities will be in place until further notice, and will be regularly reviewed.

While we are advised that at this time it is not required to close any school sites, we are acutely aware this situation is evolving, and we will continue to take our advice from Public Health.

Schools and staff will continue to implement strict hygiene protocols and act in a protective and preventative manner to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

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