From 24/03/2020 we are suspending face-to-face services at our offices. Most services are moving to telephone support. There are some exceptions and clients have already been contacted regarding this. We are also working on other ways that we can continue to provide services to clients.
MRC Tas is also taking the following measures in response to coronavirus COVID-19:
- We are assisting clients to access up to date information about COVID-19
- We have introduced working from home and are limiting face-to-face interactions
- We have stepped up our cleaning practices in our offices
We are communicating directly with clients regarding suspended or adjusted services. Clients can call reception for support on 03 6221 0999.
We have put in place screening procedures at our offices and other facilities. Anyone who may need to interact with MRC Tas staff will be asked to notify staff if they have recently returned from overseas and have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. If you have cold and flu symptoms please stay at home.
There are precautions we can all take to help slow the spread of viral illnesses. This is done by washing your hands often with soap and water and using a tissue or elbow to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, then disposing of the tissue in a rubbish bin. In addition it is important to limit your interactions with other people and observe social distancing (staying 1.5 m away from other people).
If you have concerns about COVID-19, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for advice. Call 131 450 for an interpreter.
Tasmanian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/
New border restrictions for Tasmanians – 2 weeks quarantine for everyone coming back to Tasmania from interstate:
Australian Government Department of Health website: www.health.gov.au/resources/translated
Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services website:
New South Wales Government Department of Health website:
Western Australia Government Department of the Premier and Cabinet website:
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