The Director of Public Health issued a public health direction last week that any worker or visitor in any Tasmanian public hospital must wear a fitted face mask.
That direction was extended to at least 26 August this morning:
“All workers entering THS and primary health facilities must wear a surgical mask on entry. Workers and visitors will not be permitted to wear their own cloth or reusable masks
All workers must wear their surgical mask while in the facility with except when they need to remove it for effective communication, to eat or drink or when they are in an area alone.
The surgical mask may be worn for up to 4 hours continuously. It must be changed after 4 hours or if it becomes visibly soiled or wet during this time.
There are other details that apply to patients but the underlying rule is you have to wear a mask.
There are of course exceptions so clinicians and other workers can safely and effectively undertake their vital work.”
If you have any issues or need further clarification, please contact HACSUassist.