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Premier says “I think unfortunately today is the last day for the Farmers Market”“Department of Health has major concerns” Mr Gutwein said. See MoreSee Less

Premier says “I think unfortunately today is the last day for the Farmers Market”

“Department of Health has major concerns” Mr Gutwein said.

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Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has this morning granted Easter Bunny a special exemption declaring the Easter Bunny an essential worker for next weekend. See MoreSee Less

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has this morning granted Easter Bunny a special exemption declaring the Easter Bunny an essential worker for next weekend.

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Tasmania Police are attending a supermarket Burglary at Huonville. The Burglary occurred earlier this morning we are told the offender/s fled the scene. See MoreSee Less

Tasmania Police are attending a supermarket Burglary at Huonville. The Burglary occurred earlier this morning we are told the offender/s fled the scene.

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Ambulance Tasmania are attending a motorcycle crash at Midway Point See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania are attending a motorcycle crash at Midway Point

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Prof. Tony Lawler, Chief Medical Officer – NWRH staff test positive for coronavirusOne of two positive coronavirus cases tonight has been confirmed as a staff member of the North West Regional Hospital.An investigation has begun immediately into identifying and contacting any person who has had close contact with this staff member, both inside and outside of the hospital.The investigation into the two North West Regional Hospital staff members who tested positive to coronavirus yesterday is continuing.While it may be necessary for other staff and patients to be tested for coronavirus, this will occur as investigations progress.We will assess and test any patient or staff member who is determined to be at risk of coronavirus and ensure the highest standards of care continue to be provided at the hospital.This includes ensuring any close contacts are immediately self-isolating.We acknowledge this situation may cause some concern.The safety of our patients and our dedicated staff remain our highest priority, and neither the hospital’s operations nor patient services have changed at this time.Patients, staff and the public will be kept informed of the situation as the investigation progresses. See MoreSee Less

Prof. Tony Lawler, Chief Medical Officer - NWRH staff test positive for coronavirus

One of two positive coronavirus cases tonight has been confirmed as a staff member of the North West Regional Hospital.

An investigation has begun immediately into identifying and contacting any person who has had close contact with this staff member, both inside and outside of the hospital.

The investigation into the two North West Regional Hospital staff members who tested positive to coronavirus yesterday is continuing.

While it may be necessary for other staff and patients to be tested for coronavirus, this will occur as investigations progress.

We will assess and test any patient or staff member who is determined to be at risk of coronavirus and ensure the highest standards of care continue to be provided at the hospital.

This includes ensuring any close contacts are immediately self-isolating.

We acknowledge this situation may cause some concern.

The safety of our patients and our dedicated staff remain our highest priority, and neither the hospital’s operations nor patient services have changed at this time.

Patients, staff and the public will be kept informed of the situation as the investigation progresses.

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Dr Scott McKeown, Acting Director of Public Health, Public Health Services – Coronavirus updateSince 6pm last night, Tasmania has confirmed two cases of coronavirus.This brings the state’s tally to 82.Both cases are female.One is from Northern Tasmania and the other is from the North West. One is a child and the other woman is in her 20s.Further information about the cases will be released later.The situation with coronavirus is changing regularly.Stay up to date by visiting the Department of Health coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au. See MoreSee Less

Dr Scott McKeown, Acting Director of Public Health, Public Health Services - Coronavirus update

Since 6pm last night, Tasmania has confirmed two cases of coronavirus.

This brings the state’s tally to 82.

Both cases are female.

One is from Northern Tasmania and the other is from the North West. One is a child and the other woman is in her 20s.

Further information about the cases will be released later.

The situation with coronavirus is changing regularly.

Stay up to date by visiting the Department of Health coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au.

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“The so called quarantine at Travelodge is an absolute joke with security just as stupid” we are told. Tasmania Police attended again and are continually attending sources tell TVN. “They go out of their rooms smoking, even going to buy smokes security do jack shit but call the cops” another source told us. More to come on quarantine tomorrow. See MoreSee Less

“The so called quarantine at Travelodge is an absolute joke with security just as stupid” we are told. Tasmania Police attended again and are continually attending sources tell TVN. “They go out of their rooms smoking, even going to buy smokes security do jack shit but call the cops” another source told us. More to come on quarantine tomorrow.

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We are told Tasmania Police are attending a motorist who has driven off a jetty at Eaglehawk Neck we understand from sources the motorist was going fishing. Maybe they had a James Bond moment? See MoreSee Less

We are told Tasmania Police are attending a motorist who has driven off a jetty at Eaglehawk Neck we understand from sources the motorist was going fishing. Maybe they had a James Bond moment?

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Breaking news: Prof. Tony Lawler, Chief Medical Officer – NWRH staff test positive for coronavirusTwo staff members of the North West Regional Hospital have tonight tested positive for coronavirus.An investigation has begun immediately into identifying and contacting any person who has had close contact with either of these two staff, both inside and outside of the hospital.The Tasmanian Health Service has moved immediately to establish an Incident Management Team, which will work to ascertain any people who may be at risk of being exposed to coronavirus at the hospital and ensure necessary actions are taken.While it may be necessary for other staff and patients to be tested for coronavirus, this will occur as investigations progress. We will assess and test any patient or staff member who is determined to be at risk of coronavirus and ensure the highest standards of care continue to be provided at the hospital.We acknowledge this situation may cause some concern. The safety of our patients and our dedicated staff remain our highest priority, and neither the hospital’s operations nor patient services have changed at this time.Patients, staff and the public will be kept informed of the situation as the investigation progresses. See MoreSee Less

Breaking news: Prof. Tony Lawler, Chief Medical Officer - NWRH staff test positive for coronavirus

Two staff members of the North West Regional Hospital have tonight tested positive for coronavirus.

An investigation has begun immediately into identifying and contacting any person who has had close contact with either of these two staff, both inside and outside of the hospital.

The Tasmanian Health Service has moved immediately to establish an Incident Management Team, which will work to ascertain any people who may be at risk of being exposed to coronavirus at the hospital and ensure necessary actions are taken.

While it may be necessary for other staff and patients to be tested for coronavirus, this will occur as investigations progress. We will assess and test any patient or staff member who is determined to be at risk of coronavirus and ensure the highest standards of care continue to be provided at the hospital.

We acknowledge this situation may cause some concern. The safety of our patients and our dedicated staff remain our highest priority, and neither the hospital’s operations nor patient services have changed at this time.

Patients, staff and the public will be kept informed of the situation as the investigation progresses.

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TFS are attending a Structure Fire at Willoughby Court, Clarendon Vale

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The ACCC has granted conditional interim authorisation for Medicines Australia (MA), the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA) and their members to work together to support the continued supply of essential medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medicines Australia’s members include companies that invent, manufacture and supply medicines and vaccines in the Australian market, while GBMA members are involved in the production of generic and biosimilar medicines.The interim authorisation will allow members of both groups to work together during the COVID – 19 pandemic to identify and mitigate any shortages or supply chain problems that could impact the availability of medicines in Australia.This may involve coordinating on and prioritising medicine orders and supply requests, working together on tenders, and sharing information about medicine stocks, supply channels and opportunities to increase the manufacture of medicines in Australia.“There is a clear public interest in allowing these companies to do all they can to ensure Australians, including those being treated for COVID-19, receive the medicines they need,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.“We have worked to approve this interim authorisation urgently, so that these groups can get on with working together and with the state and federal governments on this vital issue.”The application for authorisation was lodged by MA on behalf of its members, as well as the GMBA and its members. The ACCC received the application for interim authorisation last Friday and it was approved today.Interim authorisation is subject to a condition requiring Medicines Australia to regularly update the ACCC regarding any material decisions and agreements in relation to the proposed conduct as the COVID-19 position evolves.The interim authorisation may be reviewed at any time. MA and GBMA members can opt out of any arrangement.Having granted interim authorisation for the arrangements, the ACCC will seek feedback on MA’s application for authorisation. Details on how to make a submission will be available on the ACCC’s authorisations public register.More information, including the ACCC’s statement of reasons and a list of companies covered by the authorisation, is available at Medicines Australia.ACCC authorisation provides statutory protection from court action for conduct that might otherwise raise concerns under the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.Section 91 of the Act allows the ACCC to grant interim authorisation when it considers it is appropriate. This allows the parties to engage in the proposed conduct while the ACCC is considering the merits of the substantive application.Broadly, the ACCC may grant a final authorisation when it is satisfied that the likely public benefit from the conduct outweighs any likely public detriment.The ACCC may review a decision on interim authorisation at any time, including in response to feedback raised following interim authorisation. See MoreSee Less

The ACCC has granted conditional interim authorisation for Medicines Australia (MA), the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA) and their members to work together to support the continued supply of essential medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medicines Australia’s members include companies that invent, manufacture and supply medicines and vaccines in the Australian market, while GBMA members are involved in the production of generic and biosimilar medicines.

The interim authorisation will allow members of both groups to work together during the COVID – 19 pandemic to identify and mitigate any shortages or supply chain problems that could impact the availability of medicines in Australia.

This may involve coordinating on and prioritising medicine orders and supply requests, working together on tenders, and sharing information about medicine stocks, supply channels and opportunities to increase the manufacture of medicines in Australia.

“There is a clear public interest in allowing these companies to do all they can to ensure Australians, including those being treated for COVID-19, receive the medicines they need,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.

“We have worked to approve this interim authorisation urgently, so that these groups can get on with working together and with the state and federal governments on this vital issue.”

The application for authorisation was lodged by MA on behalf of its members, as well as the GMBA and its members. The ACCC received the application for interim authorisation last Friday and it was approved today.

Interim authorisation is subject to a condition requiring Medicines Australia to regularly update the ACCC regarding any material decisions and agreements in relation to the proposed conduct as the COVID-19 position evolves.

The interim authorisation may be reviewed at any time. MA and GBMA members can opt out of any arrangement.

Having granted interim authorisation for the arrangements, the ACCC will seek feedback on MA’s application for authorisation. Details on how to make a submission will be available on the ACCC’s authorisations public register.

More information, including the ACCC’s statement of reasons and a list of companies covered by the authorisation, is available at Medicines Australia.

ACCC authorisation provides statutory protection from court action for conduct that might otherwise raise concerns under the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Section 91 of the Act allows the ACCC to grant interim authorisation when it considers it is appropriate. This allows the parties to engage in the proposed conduct while the ACCC is considering the merits of the substantive application.

Broadly, the ACCC may grant a final authorisation when it is satisfied that the likely public benefit from the conduct outweighs any likely public detriment.

The ACCC may review a decision on interim authorisation at any time, including in response to feedback raised following interim authorisation.

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Oil companies allowed to co-operate to secure fuel supply during COVID-19 pandemicMajor oil refiners and the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP), the industry’s representative body, have been granted interim authorisation by the ACCC to discuss and put in place measures so fuel supplies remain available during the COVID-19 pandemic, and after the economic shutdown ends.The proposed authorisation will also apply to arrangements between AIP members and suppliers of crude oil and refined fuels, importers, suppliers of storage facilities and trucking or delivery services and wholesalers.“We have authorised the measures by the petroleum industry to enable the companies to ensure the security of the fuel supply for Australian businesses and consumers, especially for when economic activity can increase again,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.“Importantly, the approval does not allow fuel companies to coordinate prices, including retail and wholesale fuel prices, and storage prices, and we will continue to closely monitor retail petrol prices across Australia and call out any excessive pricing or illegal behaviour.”Since the introduction of restrictive Government measures, demand for jet fuel has fallen significantly and demand for petrol has also declined.The authorisation also allows fuel companies to discuss the co-ordination of refining and storage capacity to keep oil refineries operating. Refineries need a minimum throughput to operate and take some time to be closed or re-opened, and are set to produce different crude oil products in fairly fixed proportions which may not reflect current demand.“In these exceptional times, fuel companies will be allowed to co-ordinate the scheduling of fuel import, storage and delivery to maintain and increase supplies and minimise the risk of shortages,” Mr Sims said.The authorisation applies to the AIP and the oil refiners BP Australia, Caltex Australia, Mobil Oil Australia and Viva Energy Australia. Participation in the discussions is not compulsory. Any other companies seeking to co-ordinate alongside the AIP and its members can only do so with ACCC approval.The AIP will be required to report any material arrangements made under the authorisation to the ACCC. The ACCC will now seek feedback on interim authorisation, as well as the application for final authorisation. More information, including the ACCC’s statement of reasons, is available at Australian Institute of Petroleum.ACCC authorisation provides statutory protection from court action for conduct that might otherwise raise concerns under the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.Section 91 of the Act allows the ACCC to grant interim authorisation when it considers it is appropriate. This allows the parties to engage in the proposed conduct while the ACCC is considering the merits of the substantive application.Broadly, the ACCC may grant a final authorisation when it is satisfied that the likely public benefit from the conduct outweighs any likely public detriment.The ACCC may review a decision on interim authorisation at any time, including in response to feedback raised following interim authorisation. See MoreSee Less

Oil companies allowed to co-operate to secure fuel supply during COVID-19 pandemic

Major oil refiners and the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP), the industry’s representative body, have been granted interim authorisation by the ACCC to discuss and put in place measures so fuel supplies remain available during the COVID-19 pandemic, and after the economic shutdown ends.

The proposed authorisation will also apply to arrangements between AIP members and suppliers of crude oil and refined fuels, importers, suppliers of storage facilities and trucking or delivery services and wholesalers.

“We have authorised the measures by the petroleum industry to enable the companies to ensure the security of the fuel supply for Australian businesses and consumers, especially for when economic activity can increase again,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.

“Importantly, the approval does not allow fuel companies to coordinate prices, including retail and wholesale fuel prices, and storage prices, and we will continue to closely monitor retail petrol prices across Australia and call out any excessive pricing or illegal behaviour.”

Since the introduction of restrictive Government measures, demand for jet fuel has fallen significantly and demand for petrol has also declined.

The authorisation also allows fuel companies to discuss the co-ordination of refining and storage capacity to keep oil refineries operating. Refineries need a minimum throughput to operate and take some time to be closed or re-opened, and are set to produce different crude oil products in fairly fixed proportions which may not reflect current demand.

“In these exceptional times, fuel companies will be allowed to co-ordinate the scheduling of fuel import, storage and delivery to maintain and increase supplies and minimise the risk of shortages,” Mr Sims said.

The authorisation applies to the AIP and the oil refiners BP Australia, Caltex Australia, Mobil Oil Australia and Viva Energy Australia. Participation in the discussions is not compulsory. Any other companies seeking to co-ordinate alongside the AIP and its members can only do so with ACCC approval.

The AIP will be required to report any material arrangements made under the authorisation to the ACCC. 

The ACCC will now seek feedback on interim authorisation, as well as the application for final authorisation. More information, including the ACCC’s statement of reasons, is available at Australian Institute of Petroleum.

ACCC authorisation provides statutory protection from court action for conduct that might otherwise raise concerns under the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Section 91 of the Act allows the ACCC to grant interim authorisation when it considers it is appropriate. This allows the parties to engage in the proposed conduct while the ACCC is considering the merits of the substantive application.

Broadly, the ACCC may grant a final authorisation when it is satisfied that the likely public benefit from the conduct outweighs any likely public detriment.

The ACCC may review a decision on interim authorisation at any time, including in response to feedback raised following interim authorisation.

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Breaking: Six new casesDr Scott McKeown, Acting Director of Public Health, Public Health Services – Coronavirus updateSince 6pm last night, Tasmania has confirmed six cases of coronavirus.This brings the State’s tally to 80.Five of the cases are women, one is a man. Two are from Southern Tasmania, two are from Northern Tasmania, and two are from the North West. Two are aged in their 20s, one is in their 30s, one is in their 50s, one is in their 60s and one is in their 70s.Further information about the cases will be released later. The situation with coronavirus is changing regularly. People can stay up to date by visiting the Department of Health coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au. See MoreSee Less

Breaking: Six new cases

Dr Scott McKeown, Acting Director of Public Health, Public Health Services - Coronavirus update

Since 6pm last night, Tasmania has confirmed six cases of coronavirus.

This brings the State’s tally to 80.

Five of the cases are women, one is a man. Two are from Southern Tasmania, two are from Northern Tasmania, and two are from the North West. Two are aged in their 20s, one is in their 30s, one is in their 50s, one is in their 60s and one is in their 70s.

Further information about the cases will be released later.
 
The situation with coronavirus is changing regularly. People can stay up to date by visiting the Department of Health coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au.

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Peter Gutwein, Premier – National Cabinet UpdateFollowing today’s meeting of National Cabinet it was agreed churches and other places of worship will be considered places of work so that services can be live streamed to the community. This will ensure that religious services, including Easter services, remain accessible to congregations.National Cabinet agreed that providing access to services is important for a sense of continuity and social connection. Services may be conducted and live streamed providing only essential staff are present, the venue/facility remains closed to the public, and social distancing principles are adhered to.Any church wishing to conduct religious services, including Easter services, must use the minimum number of participants required to deliver and live stream the service, which may include a priest, attendants, organist, videographer and sound recordist.We must continue to get the balance right, and National Cabinet will regularly review the restrictions we have put in place to ensure we are only doing what is necessary to protect the health of Tasmanians and keep the economy running.We will continue to do everything we can to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our economy and provide the necessary supports for workers. In regards to local government, the Federal Government’s JobSeeker payment could apply for employees who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.In our second social and economic support package that we announced last week, we extended the $50 million interest free loan scheme for local government to $150 million. We will also be broadening the criteria for the scheme to provide local government with more flexibility with how the loans are utilised.The Tasmanian Government also supports the Federal Government’s announcement that it would provide free childcare to essential workers which will assist in enabling Tasmanians to continue going to work.Ongoing discussions regarding commercial leases will continue at the next meeting of National Cabinet on Tuesday, where we will work towards implementing a mandatory code of practice for commercial tenancies which will be adopted by states and territories. See MoreSee Less

Peter Gutwein, Premier - National Cabinet Update

Following today’s meeting of National Cabinet it was agreed churches and other places of worship will be considered places of work so that services can be live streamed to the community. This will ensure that religious services, including Easter services, remain accessible to congregations.

National Cabinet agreed that providing access to services is important for a sense of continuity and social connection. Services may be conducted and live streamed providing only essential staff are present, the venue/facility remains closed to the public, and social distancing principles are adhered to.

Any church wishing to conduct religious services, including Easter services, must use the minimum number of participants required to deliver and live stream the service, which may include a priest, attendants, organist, videographer and sound recordist.

We must continue to get the balance right, and National Cabinet will regularly review the restrictions we have put in place to ensure we are only doing what is necessary to protect the health of Tasmanians and keep the economy running.

We will continue to do everything we can to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our economy and provide the necessary supports for workers. In regards to local government, the Federal Government’s JobSeeker payment could apply for employees who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our second social and economic support package that we announced last week, we extended the $50 million interest free loan scheme for local government to $150 million. We will also be broadening the criteria for the scheme to provide local government with more flexibility with how the loans are utilised.

The Tasmanian Government also supports the Federal Government’s announcement that it would provide free childcare to essential workers which will assist in enabling Tasmanians to continue going to work.

Ongoing discussions regarding commercial leases will continue at the next meeting of National Cabinet on Tuesday, where we will work towards implementing a mandatory code of practice for commercial tenancies which will be adopted by states and territories.

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Tasmanians have been reminded to stay home to help keep everyone safe this weekend.Police have conducted over 3500 checks on people in quarantine across the State. Police are being supported by personnel from Tasmania Fire Service, State Emergency Service and the Australian Defence Force and these checks are ongoing.“I’d like to thank the ADF, TFS and SES volunteers for their assistance in carrying out compliance checks. This is a great way of working together and we’ve had positive feedback from members of the public,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Mr Higgins said.“Our message to everyone is this weekend, please stay home. Don’t go to your shacks on the East Coast or Bruny Island – you will be bringing unnecessary risk to those small communities.“Some of these communities have experienced a lot of rain over the past 24 hours – consider asking a friend who is there to check, if you must go then limit your time there.“For those people worried about security of their properties, be reassured that police will be undertaking additional patrols in those areas.”Acting Deputy Commissioner Higgins warned people not to be complacent about the restrictions.“The measures have been implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19 and police will be enforcing them.“Be mindful of physical distancing, police will be attending markets to ensure the restrictions are being adhered to. Buy what you need and then go straight home.“By now, everyone knows what they must do. If you have any questions, visit the coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au See MoreSee Less

Tasmanians have been reminded to stay home to help keep everyone safe this weekend.

Police have conducted over 3500 checks on people in quarantine across the State. Police are being supported by personnel from Tasmania Fire Service, State Emergency Service and the Australian Defence Force and these checks are ongoing.

“I’d like to thank the ADF, TFS and SES volunteers for their assistance in carrying out compliance checks. This is a great way of working together and we’ve had positive feedback from members of the public,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Mr Higgins said.

“Our message to everyone is this weekend, please stay home. Don’t go to your shacks on the East Coast or Bruny Island – you will be bringing unnecessary risk to those small communities.

“Some of these communities have experienced a lot of rain over the past 24 hours – consider asking a friend who is there to check, if you must go then limit your time there.
“For those people worried about security of their properties, be reassured that police will be undertaking additional patrols in those areas.”
Acting Deputy Commissioner Higgins warned people not to be complacent about the restrictions.

“The measures have been implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19 and police will be enforcing them.

“Be mindful of physical distancing, police will be attending markets to ensure the restrictions are being adhered to. Buy what you need and then go straight home.

“By now, everyone knows what they must do. If you have any questions, visit the coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

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Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water – Information for animal owners and vets about COVID-19Tasmanians can still take their animals to a vet or boarding kennel if they need specialist care under the current community movement regulations due to COVID-19.Common sense applies to looking after our pets, with welfare an utmost priority. We all have a responsibility for the animals in our care, and the COVID response measures recognise this and permit us to continue to look after our animals.Information on ways to mitigate the COVID-19 risk from companion animals is now available to Tasmanian animal owners on the www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au website.It provides advices to animal owners, veterinary clinics, animal shelters and boarding kennels.Tasmanians should consider hygiene practices and always phone their vet, boarding kennel or animal shelter to make an appointment and learn of any changes in the way they do business.It is important to note that there is very little evidence that cats or dogs or most other common pet animal species can become infected with or are able to transmit COVID-19. The only exception to this is ferrets, which are currently being used as the vehicle for testing COVID vaccines.It is recommended that any companion animals in contact with humans with COVID-19 should be washed immediately before entering any type of alternative accommodation including other households, boarding kennels, animal shelters and before a visit to the vet.If contact with a human COVID case has occurred, it is also recommended that people with adequate PPE transport the animal to the arranged destination for further treatment and care, ensuring appropriate hygiene procedures are also met.If you are having difficulty looking after your animals during this time, please seek help from family, friends or registered animal shelters and kennels.Information about COVID-19 – Mitigating the risk from companion animals can be found at: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au and on the DPIPWE website: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au See MoreSee Less

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Two more people have been charged with a number of offences including COVID related offences after separate incidents yesterday.A 40 year old Goodwood man has been charged with a number of offences, including failing to comply with the direction of the Director of Public Health after the vehicle he was driving was intercepted by police early Thursday morning.The defendant was also charged with evade police, driving while disqualified, a number of other traffic offences.A 46 year old South Hobart woman was charged with a range of offences, including failing to comply with the direction of the Direction of Public Health, after she was intercepted by police driving a vehicle in Claremont yesterday afternoon.The woman was also charged with driving while disqualified, using a controlled drug, and driving an unregistered vehicle.Both people were detained to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court today.Police would like to remind the public to only be absent from their primary residences with a lawful reason (as outlined by the Director of Public Health) and that incidents where a false claim by a person to be infected with COVID-19 will be taken very seriously.Under the Emergency Management Act, there is a penalty of up to 100 penalty units ($16,800) or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months for failing to comply with a lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker. See MoreSee Less

Two more people have been charged with a number of offences including COVID related offences after separate incidents yesterday.

A 40 year old Goodwood man has been charged with a number of offences, including failing to comply with the direction of the Director of Public Health after the vehicle he was driving was intercepted by police early Thursday morning.

The defendant was also charged with evade police, driving while disqualified, a number of other traffic offences.

A 46 year old South Hobart woman was charged with a range of offences, including failing to comply with the direction of the Direction of Public Health, after she was intercepted by police driving a vehicle in Claremont yesterday afternoon.

The woman was also charged with driving while disqualified, using a controlled drug, and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Both people were detained to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court today.

Police would like to remind the public to only be absent from their primary residences with a lawful reason (as outlined by the Director of Public Health) and that incidents where a false claim by a person to be infected with COVID-19 will be taken very seriously.

Under the Emergency Management Act, there is a penalty of up to 100 penalty units ($16,800) or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months for failing to comply with a lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker.

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COP MOWED DOWN BY CARJACKER Further to OUR report this morning Tasmania Police advise a man has been arrested and police are searching for another man after the aggravated carjacking and assault at Invermay this morning.Shortly after 9am, police attempted to intercept a stolen green Nissan Pulsar. There were two men in the car at the time.The driver attempted to evade police and dumped the car in Evans Street, Invermay.Police located the two men a short time later, and a 24-year-old man from Legana was arrested.The other man was pursued by police on foot as he entered a nearby car yard. He was armed with a knife which he presented to staff members before getting into a red Mitsubishi Outlander SUV (registration D79ZN) which was parked in the service area.Police attempted to arrest the man, however he started the vehicle and drove from the yard knocking a police officer to the ground.The police officer was not seriously injured and no members of the public were physically harmed during the incident.The man is described as being in his mid-20s, with a fair complexion and stubble on his face. He was wearing a white cap, grey hoodie and black track pants.Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or the location of the second man and/or the stolen Mitsubishi Outlander.Anyone with information is asked to contact Launceston CIB on 131 444. Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au See MoreSee Less

COP MOWED DOWN BY CARJACKER 

Further to OUR report this morning Tasmania Police advise a man has been arrested and police are searching for another man after the aggravated carjacking and assault at Invermay this morning.

Shortly after 9am, police attempted to intercept a stolen green Nissan Pulsar. There were two men in the car at the time.

The driver attempted to evade police and dumped the car in Evans Street, Invermay.

Police located the two men a short time later, and a 24-year-old man from Legana was arrested.

The other man was pursued by police on foot as he entered a nearby car yard. He was armed with a knife which he presented to staff members before getting into a red Mitsubishi Outlander SUV (registration D79ZN) which was parked in the service area.

Police attempted to arrest the man, however he started the vehicle and drove from the yard knocking a police officer to the ground.

The police officer was not seriously injured and no members of the public were physically harmed during the incident.

The man is described as being in his mid-20s, with a fair complexion and stubble on his face. He was wearing a white cap, grey hoodie and black track pants.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or the location of the second man and/or the stolen Mitsubishi Outlander.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Launceston CIB on 131 444. Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au

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Tasmania Police attended the Travelodge Hobart last night in relation to a person allegedly being non compliant with the quarantine rules. We are told Police have attended both Travelodge’s a number of times this week in relation to compliance issues. See MoreSee Less

Tasmania Police attended the Travelodge Hobart last night in relation to a person allegedly being non compliant with the quarantine rules. We are told Police have attended both Travelodge’s a number of times this week in relation to compliance issues.
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