The Tasmanian Government has been planning for a lockdown, in case it is needed as a circuit breaker to COVID-19 being detected in the community.
A lockdown sees significant restrictions quickly placed on a community for a short period of time – three to five days – in response to one or more COVID-19 cases being detected in the community.
A short, sharp lockdown aims to prevent further disease transmission and allow Public Health to trace contacts of cases and ensure they are isolated and tested, while further assessing the risk of community transmission. This work will help determine how long the lockdown is required.
Tasmania’s current lockdown plan allows for restrictions on businesses, gatherings, home visits, and access to aged care facilities and hospitals, as well as the use of face masks.
Should a lockdown be required, the restrictions will depend on the circumstances at the time.
To read an overview of the Lockdown Plan click here