Launceston homeless shelter's three-day shutdown over COVID case left some with no options

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
January 4 2022 - 5:30pm
Susann Rigg, 50, had been staying in Safe Space in Launceston since December 24, but had nowhere to go when it suddenly shut on Saturday due to a positive COVID case among staff.

One of Launceston's only homeless shelters was shut for three days after a staff member who worked an eight-hour shift tested positive for COVID-19, leaving some in desperate need of a place to stay.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010