COVID-19 Policy

With Tasmanian borders reopening on the 15th of December 2021, it is expected we will soon be in the situation of having COVID-19 in our community. We have implemented measures to ensure we keep COVID-19 out of our practice so we can continue to deliver medical care to all our patients, as well as keeping our practice, staff and patients’ safe.

We understand that these requirements are going to present some challenges, and we appreciate your co-operation to ensure we can continue to deliver medical services in a safe environment. Here at North Tas Urology and North Tas Day Hospital the safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority.

Patient Admission Criteria Consulting Rooms

Vaccinated patients will require:

  • Proof of vaccination, asymptomatic not travelled to high-risk area
  •  If symptomatic or been to a high-risk area appointment will be postponed and will be sent for COVID-19 testing.

Unvaccinated patients Level 1:

  • Asymptomatic not been to a high-risk area last appointment of the day.

Unvaccinated patients Level 2:

  • Asymptomatic, not been to an area of high-risk, last appointment of the day full PPE TO BE WORN, thorough clean of all office surfaces following appointment.
  • Telephone consults will be utilised where possible.

Vaccinated Visitors

• At this stage there is no directive from Public Health but visitors will be required to be vaccinated, asymptomatic and wear a mask at all times when in NTDH.

Unvaccinated Visitors


Patient Admission Criteria Day Hospital

Vaccinated patients will be required to:

  • Provide proof of receiving two COVID-19 vaccinations, be asymptomatic and not have travelled to a high-risk area or listed hot spot.
  • If symptomatic or been to a high-risk area or listed hot spot will not be admitted and sent for PCR testing and provide evidence of negative PCR test.

Unvaccinated patients will require to be:

  • Asymptomatic not been to a high-risk area or listed hot spot and provide proof of negative PCR COVID-19 test within 48 hours of admission. These patients will be placed last on the list.

COVID Testing: We will not accept RAT (Rapid Antigen Testing) will require PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing results.