Mayors Statement Regarding Covid-19 Pandemic


Central Highlands Council has become aware of concerns held by some members of the community regarding interstate travel recently undertaken by a member of Council staff.

On Friday, 20 March 2020 at approximately 8.40pm, Council’s General Manager landed at Hobart International Airport on a flight from Sydney.

The General Manager arrived in Tasmania prior to the imposition of border restrictions introduced by the Tasmanian Government that require all non-essential travellers arriving in Tasmania to self-quarantine for 14 days. That requirement came into force from midnight, Friday 20 March 2020.

Rumours that the General Manager returned to Tasmania after midnight on Friday, 20 March 2020 and then failed to self-quarantine are false and unhelpful in these difficult times.

Since returning to Tasmania, and through my discussions and support the General Manager has observed the Government’s recommendations regarding social distancing and limiting personal interactions, including working from home where possible.

Council takes seriously the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor developments daily. We are constantly observing Government advice and will take action as and when appropriate in line with that advice. We encourage members of the community to assist by staying home as much as possible and minimising personal interaction, in accordance with the most recent Federal Government recommendations.

Please use the link below to access the latest information, community fact sheets and official Government advice on the coronavirus:

Loueen Triffitt
Central Highlands Council