Meeting the Challenge of COVID-19

The Tasmanian Government website is the key place to find information about the COVID-19 pandemic.  This website is a trusted source of information for all aspects of the COVID-19 response and is updated regularly.

Council is committed to continuing to provide essential services to our community and continues to monitor the COVID-19 environment to minimise risk to staff and the community. 

Council complies with all public health restrictions and guidelines. Visitors are required to check in using the Check-In TAS App at all facilities. Masks are required to be worn in all indoor Council facilities. More information about wearing masks in Tasmania is available here

The preferred method for meeting with Council officers is via remote meetings.  These can be organised by telephoning 6424 0511 or by emailing council@devonport.tas.gov.au. If you do wish to meet with a Council officer in person, please ensure you practice COVID safe behaviours and refrain from visiting if you are unwell. 

If changes to Council’s operations are required due to COVID-19, this page will be updated. Updates will also available via Council’s social media sites.

There is currently strong demand for testing. To avoid waiting at testing clinics, it is strongly encouraged that bookings are made at clinics that take bookings.  More information about testing, including an online booking form and testing information for close contacts, is available here. 

All people aged 12 years and over can get vaccinated against COVID-19.    

Children aged 5 to 11 will be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from 10 January 2022.  Read more about vaccines for children aged 5 to 11, including the location of special children’s clinics around the state. 

Information about booster vaccines is available here. 

There are a number of places where you can receive COVID-19 vaccinations, including community clinics, GP clinics and community pharmacies.  For more information, visit ‘Where to get a vaccine’.   

From January 2022 Devonport’s COVID Vaccination Centre is located at The Don Centre, 100 Don Road, Devonport. Bookings are required. Note, this clinic has moved from the Surf Life Saving Club. 

Book a vaccination please make a booking at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination/where-to-get-a-vaccine or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. More details about the Tasmanian COVID-19 vaccine rollout can be found at: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination

From 1 May 2021, all Tasmanians will be required to use the Check In TAS app when visiting businesses, organisations and events. The Check in TAS app will be the only digital system used for collecting contact tracing information in Tasmania.

If you haven’t already done so; where possible you will need to download the app to your smart phone or device. If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you on their device or staff at the premises will be able to record your contact information on their device or with pen and paper.

Visit the state government’s official coronavirus information website for more information about the Check In app and alternatives. 

The COVID-19 Response Committee consisting of three Councillors and relevant senior staff, was  developed to implement strategies to provide assistance, support and relief for the hardship many in the community have experienced during the crisis, including:-

The Devonport Social Recovery Action Plan has been adopted to guide the work of the Devonport Social Recovery Coordinator and/or the Devonport Social Recovery Committee in response to the social recovery needs of the community throughout and after the COVID-19 situation. This is undertaken with recognition that local residents are the Council’s strongest asset against the spread of the virus and it is vital that recovery is informed and designed in partnership with communities. 

The Plan is flexible and, regularyreviewed to ensure it, aligns with the Regional and State recovery planning and community needs.  

For up to date information on financial support available for businesses affected by COVID-19, please visit the Tasmanian Government’s COVID-19 business support page. 

To assist industry and workplaces to ensure that their operations are COVID-19 safe, Worksafe Tasmania has a comprehensive list of resources on their website.

You can find the information from the home page or by clicking here

A new guide to help employers manage the risk of infection and work health and safety risk during COVID-19 is also available.

The State Government provides financial support for individuals who have lost income due to an inability to work caused by the lockdown.  To check eligibility and apply, see the Tasmania n Government’s COVID-19 individual grants page or call the  Public Health hotline on 1800 671 738. 

All Council payments can be made online at Council’s website by clicking here and at Service Tasmania outlets.

Payments can also be made over the telephone by calling 6424 0511.

 

Council is always keen to ensure it has the correct contact details for all residents.

This particularly applies to your current email address.

If you have changed your email address recently please click here to update your details

Council have collated a list of counselling and support services here

They way local food services operate has changed as a result of COVID-19. 

Devonport City Council have compiled a list found here. This is an evolving situation and is subject to change.