Further easing of coronavirus restrictions

Click image to enlarge. THE second stage of the easing of Tasmania’s public health restrictions starts at 3pm this afternoon (Friday). A staged approach of lifting of restrictions has been developed to help reduce the risk to the community of Covid-19. Gatherings will increase to 20 people at a time

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Free coronavirus testing at New Norfolk

Click image to enlarge. FREE testing for Covid-19 will be conducted at New Norfolk this weekend. While public restrictions relating to the coronavirus are being relaxed, the State Government says widespread testing remains essential in order to track and slow the spread of the disease. Mobile testing units are making

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D’FAT to help in Covid-19 campaign

Amy McDonald THE Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has been selected to participate in a statewide Covid-19 focus group, through the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT). D’FAT facilitator Matt Hill said YNOT was undertaking a youth-focused Covid-19 communications and marketing campaign. “This campaign is designed with and for

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Council eases coronavirus restrictions

RESTRICTIONS on access to local parks and playgrounds have been eased by the Derwent Valley Council in accordance with the State Government’s “Roadmap to Recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic. Coinciding with yesterday’s partial relaxing of emergency regulations around public gatherings, the council announced that its parks, playgrounds and public toilets

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Partial opening for lakes, parks and Corumbene

CORUMBENE Care, the Derwent Valley Council and Hydro Tasmania have today announced a partial reopening of facilities in line with the State Government’s “Roadmap to Recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic. In New Norfolk the council has reopened the Esplanade and Tynwald Park for exercise purposes. The playgrounds at both locations

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Mt Field still out of reach from New Norfolk

MT FIELD remains out of reach of most Derwent Valley residents following today’s partial reopening of national park and reserves as the State Government starts to relax the social distancing rules that have so far stopped a widespread outbreak of coronavirus in Tasmania. From today, Tasmanians will be able to

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Premier’s roadmap to Covid-19 recovery

Click image to enlarge. PLANS for a staged return to normal life following the coronavirus crisis have been released by the state government. Premier Peter Gutwein yesterday released the government’s Roadmap to Recovery, which he said would outline the process to rebuild a stronger Tasmania. “While I thank all Tasmanians

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Four Covid-19 cases in the Valley

UPDATED: THERE have been four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Derwent Valley municipality since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released yesterday by Public Health Services. No information was provided other than the bare numbers, and there is no indication of how many of the local

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COVID-19 impact in the Derwent Valley

LOCAL IMPACTS OF PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 IN THE DERWENT VALLEY (REGULARLY UPDATING): This list replaces the earlier version, now that some businesses and services are starting to re-open. Please send updates, additions and corrections to newnorfolknews@gmail.com.  GREEN = open ORANGE = changed circumstances RED

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New round of online fun at home

Click image to enlarge. TWO new online activities are being offered by the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT), joining the two which were offered as replacement school holiday activities last month, supported by the Salvation Army. Starting next weekend is a new round of”The Gamer Zone”, an online

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Lions Club news: supporting Cystic Fibrosis Tas

YOUR generous support for our fundraising activities recently enabled us make a number of donations, one of which was to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, life-threatening condition for which there is currently no cure. In Tasmania, one in 20 people carry the CF gene which is

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What do the new restrictions mean?

Click image to enlarge. THE State Government has introduced stricter self-isolation regulations as the state’s tally of coronavirus infections increases. As of today there has been a total of 69 cases, including one death. A number have fully recovered. The Director of Public Health today issued two directives tightening the

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Public Health Direction: Self isolation

PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTION – ISOLATIONPublic Health Act 1997DIRECTION UNDER SECTION 16 I, MARK VEITCH, the Director of Public Health, in pursuance of section 16 of the Public Health Act 1997 (“the Act”), in order to manage the threat to public health posed by the notifiable disease known as COVID-19 (“the

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Public Health Direction: limiting mass gatherings

PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTION – MASS GATHERINGS Public Health Act 1997DIRECTION UNDER SECTION 16 I, MARK VEITCH, the Director of Public Health, in pursuance of section 16 of the Public Health Act 1997 (“the Act”), in order to manage the threat to public health posed by the notifiable disease known as

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