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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Expanded restrictions on public gatherings

MUSEUMS, galleries and beauty salons will be the next businesses to temporarily close their doors as Australia’s state and federal governments tighten the rules around social interaction in the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Hairdressers and barbershops will remain open but will have to follow enhanced physical

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Pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas, churches to close

PUBS, clubs, gyms, entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos and churches throughout Australia will close at noon tomorrow (Monday) and remain closed for at least six months as the state and federal governments ramp up national efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison tonight announced the following

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SES shows how to do it

THE Derwent Valley unit of the State Emergency Service has shown how it is done tonight, implementing the policy of “social distancing” at a briefing at their New Norfolk headquarters. An image has been shared on Facebook. COVID-19 is a contagious viral infection that has been declared a global pandemic

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Lions Club News: Supporting health initiatives

LIONS Clubs all across the country, including New Norfolk, donate to the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation. This foundation delivers health and wellbeing information to schools and communities through a range of projects and resources. Two of these are Tune In Not Out and Freedom to Feel Fantastic.Tune In Not

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Market postponed, festival cancelled, meeting moved

CANCELLATION of this year’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival and the temporary suspension of the New Norfolk High St market are among the latest local impacts of the state’s attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. In other developments, tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting has been relocated to the

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COVID-19 impact in the Derwent Valley

THIS VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ARCHIVED. SEE THE NEW VERSION HERE.LOCAL IMPACTS OF PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 IN THE DERWENT VALLEY (REGULARLY UPDATING): GREEN = openORANGE = changed circumstancesRED = cancelled or postponedUpdated at 10.33pm, April 28, 2020 98.9 Tyga FM: on air; 9/11 Bottleshop:

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