SLST is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our members and their extended families. As such, we are working closely with Government and TAS Health on our response to the Coronavirus pandemic and support in containment.
The novel Coronavirus outbreak represents a significant risk to the community, inclusive of our membership, and preventative measures must be put in place to lessen the impact wherever possible. It is imperative that we continue to review our operational practices to ensure that we meet the changing nature of this crisis.
SLST have developed the policies and guidelines below in conjunction with information provided by The State Government, The Department of Health, SLSA and other State Bodies to ensure we protect our members, staff, extended families, clients and the general public. This situation is continually evolving and SLST will review, amend and implement new actions as required based on information and guidance provided by the authorities.
A collection of coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign resources for the general public and organisations is available through the Australian Government Department of Health website and the Worksafe Tasmania website.
The Tasmanian Government is working to strengthen Tasmania’s contact tracing capability for rapid response in the event of a COVID‑19 case or outbreak. This will help to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe and keep Tasmania open for business.
From 1 May 2021, the free Check in TAS app will be the only system for providing and collecting contact tracing information in Tasmania.
If you haven’t already registered for Check in TAS, you should register and start monitoring use of the app at your Club/VMR premises or event now, so you can meet the 1 May deadline for compliance.
Surf Life Saving Tasmania fully support Surf Life Saving Australia's position on COVID-19 Vaccinations. We encourage all members who are able and eligible to get vaccinated to do so. For further information, please see below Position Statement from SLSA as well as promotional resources.
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Home isolation, quarantine periods and/or the spread of COVID-19 can be stressful and may leave you feeling concerned. There are a range of support services available, including talking to a counsellor or other mental health professional:
You can contact one of our team with any enquires: https://www.slst.asn.au/about/our-team/