Minimising coronavirus risk at indoor venues

18 March 2020

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health

Important information for the public:

Non-essential indoor gatherings of greater than 100 people (including staff) will no longer be permitted from today, Wednesday 18 March, 2020.

Public Health Services is working with colleagues interstate and in the Australian Government to provide practical guidance for the business and community sectors in light of these new requirements which are aimed at minimising the risk of coronavirus spreading through our community.

There are a range of complexities in introducing these measures and further information will be available to venue operators and the public within the coming days.

Until then, venues should continue to apply social distancing and hygiene practices, which include:

  • Arranging seating and operations in ways that help maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between patrons.
  • Ensuring hand hygiene products and suitable waste receptacles are available, with frequent cleaning and waste disposal.
  • Reminding ill staff and patrons to stay at home.

The Tasmanian Government advises that if your business has been affected by cancellations both now and in forward bookings due to the coronavirus, you should contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 to discuss your situation and register your impact.

Tasmanians should keep calm and try conducting their lives as normally as they can in these difficult times. These social distancing measures are being put in place to help control the spread of infection in the community.