As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves in Tasmania, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) will be focused on delivering critical information to members to ensure that you are protected from a work health and safety perspective, both industrially and professionally. This page will be the continually updated as we traverse the changing health requirements with you. We will continue to provide succinct information as it comes to hand to keep you informed on developments and entitlements, whilst also addressing your concerns via email and text. If you have changed your contact information or workplace recently, please let us know here. This will ensure you are receiving the latest information as it comes to hand.
The ANMF are in regular contact with the Tasmanian Health Service, Health Minister and other Government officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ANMF have requested and collated COVID-19 responses from private hospitals and providers.
The ANMF have requested and collated COVID-19 responses from aged care providers.
We have compiled some helpful online resources for members and non members looking to learn more about interacting with COVID-19.
Read latest news from the Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and World Health Organisation (WHO) below.
Stay informed by familiarising yourself with the below resources for healthcare workers.
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
- Stay vigilant and don’t get complacent
- Provide re-assurance to patients
- Protect yourself at all times
- Regularly & thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub, or wash them with soap and water.
- Maintain at least 1.5 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e cough or sneeze into you elbow)
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance Follow the directions of your local health authority
- Use appropriate PPE and practice correct donning on and off procedures of PPE