Important community updates

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2022 9:29am

    COVID-19 Risk Level in Tasmania raised to MODERATE

    25 November

    Tasmania has raised the official COVID-19 Risk Level to MODERATE as the State continues to experience increases in COVID-19 cases.

    This means COVID-19 is circulating widely and we need to do more than our everyday COVID-safe behaviours to manage the risk.

    For example, when the COVID-19 Risk Level in Tasmania is at MODERATE Public Health recommends wearinga face mask in crowded indoor spaces, on Public Transport, and when visiting people who may be at risk of severe illness.

    It is important you know what you need to do when the risk level is MODERATE. By knowing this you can act quickly and proportionately to reduce your risk.

    You can find out more about the risk levels and the extra precautions people and businesses can take here.

    Remember if you have symptoms, you should stay home and get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild.

    Changes to isolation requirements

    30 September

    National Cabinet has announced changes to isolation requirements for positive COVID-19 cases.

    From 14 October 2022 individuals who have COVID -19 symptoms are encouraged to stay at home while they remain unwell, but it will no longer be mandated for them to remain in isolation for 5 days.

    COVID-19 has not gone away and although there are currently low levels of transmission, the virus is still circulating in the community. It is important Tasmanians continue to practice behaviours that help minimise the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are at risk from severe illness.

    Public Health recommend you:

    • Stay up to date with vaccination – this offers the best protection against severe disease.
    • Test if you have symptoms especially if you are at risk of severe illness or are eligible for antiviral treatments.
    • Stay at home while you have symptoms – this is when you are most infectious and can spread the virus to others.
    • Maintain good hygiene, such as keeping hands clean, covering coughs and sneezes and physical distancing.

    Public Health will continue to monitor the level of COVID-19 in the community and continue to update Tasmanians about COVID risk levels.

    Further details about changes to isolation will be provided as soon as possible.