Parliament House is currently open to visitors for meetings connected with parliamentary or constituency business. If you fall into any of the following categories please do not attend:
If you feel unwell with fever (or signs of fever e.g. night sweats, chills), or have felt feverish or had a temperature recently;
If you feel unwell with cold/flu-like symptoms, e.g. cough, sore throat or some shortness of breath;
If anyone in your household is unwell with any cold or flu like symptoms like a cough or sore throat, or has had a fever or temperature recently;
If you have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the last 14 days;
If you have arrived in Tasmania from overseas, with the exception of New Zealand, or a declared high risk area in Australia in the last 14 days; or
If you have been in contact with anyone that has travelled from overseas, with the exception of New Zealand, or a declared high risk are in Australia in the last 14 days.
Public tours and events remain closed at this time.
The Public Gallery of the House of Assembly will be open with restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend to ensure social distancing protocols can be maintained. The Public Gallery of the Legislative Council remains closed at this time.
The public can also attend any Committees that are holding public hearings with restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend to ensure social distancing protocols can be maintained.
Public access to the Parliament is important, and these arrangements are reviewed on advice received from the Department of Health and the COVID-19 State Control Centre (https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/)
You may still follow any broadcasts of proceedings of the Houses and Committees online at https://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/
Contact details may be found at https://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/joint/Contacts.html
By Order of the Presiding Officers, all visitors to the building must complete a questionnaire and have their temperature taken.
If access is permitted, visitors will be required to check-in using the ‘Check in Tas’ app to comply with COVID-19 contact tracing requirements.
If you do not have the ‘Check in Tas’ app you will be required to complete a form. The information collected in this form will be managed in accordance with the Parliament’s Privacy and Personal Information Policy. It will be kept in a secure location and destroyed after 21 days.