Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Updated: 1 July 2020

At Freycinet Lodge, the wellbeing, health and safety of our guests and our staff is our first priority.

In accordance with government restrictions, Freycinet Lodge re-opened on 15 June 2020.

On an ongoing basis, we operate to a very high standard of cleanliness and environmental health at Freycinet Lodge. We’ve extended our already high standards and have put a number of additional initiatives in place, for the safety of our guests and staff.

Cleaning and Hygiene

  • We have developed a COVID-19 cleaning checklist for our restaurants and common areas, which includes additional cleaning and sanitisation practices
  • We have deployed additional sanitising stations for all staff and guests
  • Our team is operating to a heightened hygiene policy

Physical Distancing

  • All staff and guests are given social distancing guidance.  This may include floor stickers, increased distance between service areas such as tables
  • We are actively minimising numbers of team members in our restaurants
  • We are unable to service rooms during this time. We will however deliver any items needed to rooms upon request

Information and Supervision

  • We have introduced training specific to COVID-19. This is compulsory for all team members prior to returning to work
  • We're actively working with our teams to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities
  • Signage is posted in all food service areas to advise guests of social distancing requirements

 Record Keeping

  • All guests staying or dining with us are required to register their name and contact phone number
  • All implemented cleaning checklists are kept up to date and in accordance to our food safety processes

Response to Outbreak

  • We have implemented an incident notification process, following the guidelines of Safework Australia

Managing Risks

  • We're actively mitigating risks across Freycinet Lodge to reduce the risk of entry or spread of the disease. We ask you to understand that we're operating to a new set of standards and we hope you can join us in maintaining a high degree of responsibility 
  • We are constantly reviewing our processes in line with government guidelines

What's Open?

In line with federal government requirements, our restaurant and bar procedures and availability have been adjusted to minimise the risk in food and beverage service:

Richardson's Bistro

  • Available for lunch and dinner only. 
  • Open 7 days
  • Adjusted maximum seating numbers to comply with government regulations

The Bay Restuarant 

  • Available for dinner only. Bookings are recommended.
  • Open 7 days
  • Adjusted maximum seating numbers to comply with government regulations

Hazards Bar

  • Open for seated drinks in the lounge
  • Adjusted maximum seating numbers to comply with government regulations


  • Served in main lodge

Room Service

  • Bistro menu available

Other Information

We remain informed of updates via the Tasmanian Health Service and other state bodies and are happy to share the latest information with our guests, however if you need direct access, please visit: General Coronavirus Information.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to your stay with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact form on this website or via 0362567222.


The COVID Ready Badge identifies Freycinet Lodge as a COVID Ready business and represents that we are operating in line with the NCCC COVIDsafe guidelines and other relevant Tasmanian government guidelines.