Keeping our community and staff safe from COVID-19
17 December, 2021

Update:
As of January 10, 2022, all Diabetes Tasmania staff will be working from home. Our face-to-face programs and services will be replaced with telehealth where applicable. Our telehealth services continue to operate as normal, meaning you will still have easy access to our health professionals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Diabetes Tasmania: 6215 9000


As of December 20 Diabetes Tasmania will take extra precautions to keep staff and visitors to our premises safe and do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  

All visitors* to the offices of Diabetes Tasmania in Hobart, Devonport and Launceston will be required to provide evidence of having received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or provide an exemption for a medical contraindication upon entry. All visitors will also be required to wear a face mask whilst visiting the office. Furthermore, all staff will be required to wear a face mask when engaging in face-to-face programs or service delivery. 

Diabetes Tasmania CEO Caroline Wells says the safety of employees and our clients is a priority.  

“As a health charity, it is important for us to consider the health and wellbeing of all our people.” 

“We know that this is an uncertain and difficult time for people as we adjust to the new COVID-normal.” 

“Ensuring we are taking all steps to stay safe is of outmost importance.” 

Diabetes Tasmania will continue to run programs and services in person both in the offices and offsite.  

For those who are yet to receive the vaccine, our telehealth services continue to operate as normal, meaning you will still have easy access to our health professionals. Caroline Wells explains: 

“Tele-health was popular during our first COVID-19 lockdown and it is now  a key part of how we deliver our services. ”  

“Anyone who is seeking our support can choose tele-health whether they are vaccinated or not.” 

“Tele-health is also a great if, distance and access to transport are barriers to receive high quality care and advice  from a health professional.     

The new safety measures will come into effect on December 20. 

New requirements include:  

  1. All visitors* to the offices of Diabetes Tasmania in Hobart, Devonport and Launceston will be required to provide evidence of having received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or provide an exemption for a medical contraindication upon entry.  
  2. All visitors will also be asked to wear a face mask during their visit in the office. 
  3. All Diabetes Tasmania staff and volunteers will be required to wear a face mask when engaging in face-to-face programs or service delivery on our premises. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Diabetes Tasmania: 6215 9000

 *Visitors: visitors include everyone who is not an employee or a registered volunteer with Diabetes Tasmania.  

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