Current restrictions

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2020 9:33am

Below are the restrictions that currently apply.

The areas where travellers have spent time prior to arriving in Tasmania determine the conditions for their entry into the State.

Areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk dependent upon the number of COVID-19 cases or level of community transmission in those areas, and subject to Public Health advice.

quarantine fee is in place for people required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation (exemptions apply).

For more information visit Coming to Tasmania.

The number of people permitted at businesses/activities (other than households) is now determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of:

  • 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises; and
  • 1,000 people in an undivided space outdoors.

The maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

Business restrictions have changed to allow standing activities – like darts, pool, eight-ball, snooker and karaoke – in licensed venues.

People attending an event in a licensed venue can move around freely, but must remain seated while consuming alcohol indoors. Standing and drinking alcohol outdoors is permitted at licenced venues. The current restriction requiring seated drinking of alcohol remains in place for all other non-domestic settings, including those with a liquor permit.

For example, at a function or a networking event, people can stand and mingle, but they must be seated while drinking alcohol indoors. But, if they are in an outdoor area of the licensed venue they can drink alcohol while standing.

Restrictions remain in place for dancing in all venues where food and alcohol is consumed because of the increased risk of close contact, particularly where alcohol is consumed, and difficulty of tracing contact among patrons.

For more information, including exclusions, go to Business restrictions.

Compulsory recording of contact details

Patrons at all hospitality venues, including restaurants, caf├ęs, pubs and clubs are required to provide contact details of at least one member of their group to the venue.

This applies to all licensed venues where patrons stay 15 minutes or more, so includes cellar doors and gaming venues.

An individual, or at least one member of a group (who agrees to be the contact person for others in the group), will be required to provide their name, contact phone number, date and time of their visit to the venue. The contact details are collected for Public Health officials to use to rapidly identify possible contacts if a person at the venue later tests positive to COVID-19.

Venues can use either their own process to record contact details, or a form available through the WorkSafe Tasmania website.

Venues must not use patrons’ contact details for any other purpose other than to assist Public Health Services when requested. Privacy restrictions apply to management of the contact details.

See the fact sheet - collecting patron contact details for more information.

Gathering limits are now determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of:

  • 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises; and
  • 1,000 people in the outdoor space of a premises.

Maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

The maximum number of people permitted on a premises includes staff, volunteers, children and babies.

Where practicable, business operators, staff, volunteers and attendees should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

Read more about Gatherings, density limits and physical distancing.

Gatherings at households – including shacks – are limited to up to 40 people at any one time, not including residents of the household.

You can travel and stay anywhere within Tasmania, but you must comply with the restrictions on gatherings and household visits.

You should continue to maintain physical distancing at all times when you are out (staying at least 1.5 metres from other people), wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes. You should not visit others or have visitors to your home if you are unwell.

Read more about Gatherings and physical distancing rules.

Gathering limits are now determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of:

  • 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises; and
  • 1,000 people in the outdoor space of a premises.

Maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

For sporting and recreation facilities with multiple indoor spaces, the gathering cap applies separately to each single undivided indoor space. For example, a multi-purpose sporting venue with multiple, separate, undivided indoor spaces, could have up to 250 people in each of these spaces (the density limit applies). However, the maximum of 1,000 people outdoors of a premises at one time, applies regardless of whether there are multiple outdoor areas.

The maximum number of people permitted on a premises includes coaches, athletes, staff, volunteers, children and babies.

Where practicable, attendees should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

Sporting activities permitted based on Level C of the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport, meaning the following are permitted:

  • full contact training
  • full competition sport (contact and non-contact)
  • sharing of equipment where necessary
  • use of change rooms and other shared facilities.

Larger teams should consider maintaining some small group separation at training and non-essential social gatherings should be limited.

Gathering limits and the requirement to maintain physical distancing where practical applies to all sports, exercise and recreation.

Read more about Sport and recreation.

Most parks and reserves (including visitor centres and campgrounds) are open to the public.

For more details visit the PWS website.

You are encouraged to continue to work from home if it works for you and your employer. For example, office workers should be encouraged to work from home to help with physical distancing measures and limit the contact between people.