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COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic


The Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC), through the Torres Strait Local Disaster Management Group (TSLDMG) continues to work with Federal and State authorities regarding measures aimed at the prevention of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from entering the Torres Strait region.

As updates are available, they will be listed here. Bookmark this page and check back regularly.



Help stop the spread of Coronavirus

Everyone has a responsibility to stop the spread and protect our communities from Coronavirus.

Personal Hygiene:

  • Stay at home if you are unwell
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and immediately put the tissue in the bin
  • Avoid physical contact with other people, such as shaking hands and hugging
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds

Social Distancing:

The Australian Government's social distancing measures aim to protect the community from the spread of coronavirus. 

The Queensland Government has restrictions for 'home confinement':

You should stay home except to:

  • Obtain essential goods and services
  • Receive medical treatment or health care services
  • Exercise
  • Do work or volunteering that is essential and cannot be done from home (this is any type of work that is not restricted under the latest ‘non-essential business activity and undertaking closure’ direction)
  • Visit another person’s house, as long as there are no more than 2 visitors who are not ordinarily members of that household
  • Visit a terminally ill relative or attend a funeral
  • Assist, care for or support immediate family members
  • Attend Court or tribunal or comply with a Court or tribunal order
  • Attend a childcare facility, school, university, or other educational institution to receive instruction that is not possible to receive at home
  • Assist with an investigation by police or other law enforcement authority
  • All shared custody arrangements of children under 18 years of age, whether informal or court-ordered, can continue as normal. You are allowed to leave the house to take children from one parent’s home to the other parent’s home.
  • To avoid illness, injury or the risk of harm
  • To comply with directions of a government agency