Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Tasmanian Government remains committed to support the State’s sport and recreation sector through the challenges faced as a result of COVID-19.
Public Health and the Department of Communities, Sport and Recreation will consider how the current public health guideline can be safely applied in larger indoor sport facilities to ensure that risk of COVID-19 transmission is minimised.
However, the public health guideline is cautious in order to protect participants, given the higher risk posed by the recommencement of indoor sport.
The health and safety of all Tasmanians must continue to remain our priority as a Government.
We acknowledge this has been a challenging time, and this is why we have provided significant support for the sport and recreation sector.
Our Government recently announced a $10 million Improving the Playing Field assistance package and this, along with our $2 million sport and recreation COVID-19 support fund, will help Tasmanian sporting organisations recover and rebuild from COVID-19 while supporting hundreds of jobs.
As we have done all along, the Tasmanian Government will continue to take its advice from the health experts and not from Labor who continue to use the challenges we are facing for political gain.