The theme of this year’s ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ is combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four small teams of expeditioners, totalling 89 people, that currently live at our Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations are safely isolated for the winter.

Our planning for the 2020–21 summer season continues to centre on the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through the Australian Antarctic Program as it is deployed south.

The safety of our expeditioners living and working at Casey, Davis, Mawson and Macquarie Island research stations — and our staff in Tasmania — is top priority.

Read more about the impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian Antarctic Program.