Tasmania coronavirus update

Tasmania coronavirus update

See the latest about COVID-19 and donating blood in Tasmania.

Should donors from Tasmania be wearing masks when they come in to donate?

Yes, in line with the government announcement as of the 21st December face masks are now mandatory in Tasmanian donor centres because of the community transmission risk.

Will masks be provided for donors or should they supply their own?

Please bring your own face mask. We strongly encourage donors to wear single use surgical masks if possible, as cloth masks can vary more in effectiveness. However, if you do not have one or you wish to wear a surgical face mask, we will provide you with one.

Will you refuse entry to a donor centre for someone who refuses to wear a mask?

Yes, in an area where masks are required by government, if they do not have a medical exemption. The requirement to wear masks is introduced for the safety of both our donors and our staff and is currently required by the government.