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Safety during COVID-19

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Please remember we still need your support to reduce the risk of  COVID-19 outbreaks.

All visitors to parks and reserves are  encouraged  to: 

  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Practice good hygiene and wash your hands
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms
  • Stay at home if you are unwell and 
  • Download the COVIDSafe app. 

See here for more safety information Tasmanian Government on COVID-19​.​

Practical tips f​or visiting parks

  • Observe physical distancing of 1.5 metres at all times
  • Check that the park or site is open before travelling by visiting the PWS alerts page
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser 
  • Be prepared for cold weather and take safety precautions in areas where there is snow​.

On arrival:

  • If a car park is full, no more people can visit that site. Do not join vehicle queues or park illegally, instead go to an alternative destination
  • Stay safe – do not jump barriers or railings to access areas that are prohibited
  • If you are using BBQ facilities make sure you clean them before and after each use.​

Current changes 

Please check the Alerts page for changes to PWS operations.  

Recent News pages ​include the new registration system for campsites​ on overnight walks and the closure of some huts. ​

Guided by the Director of Health and Premier of Tasmania, the PWS may need to close certain sites for public safety.​​