Lockdown in Southern Tasmania will ease from 6pm on Monday, 18 October.
The period of lockdown has allowed our contact tracers to do their job and is helping us get back on top of COVID. But we aren’t out of the woods yet.
- People will no longer have to stay home but face masks must still be worn outside the home by everyone aged 12 years and older in the declared local government areas.
- Masks must also be worn if visiting someone else’s home unless you are in a significant relationship with the person you are visiting.
Some exemptions to face mask wearing will continue to apply.
- Teachers in primary and secondary schools and secondary students will be required to wear face masks during this time. See www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/face-masks for more information.
- Aged care and hospitals restrictions will remain in place until 6pm Friday 22 October.
- Travel restrictions within Tasmanian no longer apply but anyone who enters or exits Southern Tasmania up to 6pm Friday 22 October will need to continue to follow the mask wearing requirements – this includes when you leave the Southern Tasmania area.
- Approved travellers from high-risk areas will again be able to arrive in Southern Tasmania after 6pm today but will need to follow all restrictions.
- From 6pm tonight, the household gathering limit will return to pre-lockdown restrictions of up to 100 people.
For more information on the restrictions, visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/restrictions
If you have any cold or flu symptoms – no matter how mild – call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a COVID-19 test. You can also register online at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/testing.
If you don’t have any symptoms, you should get vaccinated. Most community clinics are now accepting walk-ins and you don’t need an appointment.
To find out where you can get vaccinated, go to www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccine.