Roadmap to Recovery

Changes Tasmanians have made to their lives have made a difference and helped save lives.

A staged approach of lifting of restrictions is guiding us back in a way that will continue to reduce the risk to the community of COVID-19.

The Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania has been developed specifically for Tasmania – in line with our situation and our community – so it is important to be aware of what is in place in our State.

The changes are gradual, with careful monitoring of each stage to ensure our safeguards are working in reducing the risk of outbreaks and enabling health authorities to respond if needed.

The timeframe for the implementation of each stage is based on people following the rules and the ongoing success of the measures in protecting the community.

For the staged approach to work, it needs your support to reduce the risk of outbreaks, ensuring cases can be identified and managed and keep us on track for the easing of restrictions.

The easing of restrictions will continue to be based on Public Health advice. Changes will be made depending on Tasmania's circumstances.

  • Funerals – increased from 10 to 20 attendees.
  • Aged care visits – one visit per week and no more than two visitors, managed by the facility.
  • National parks and reserves – open to residents for exercise within 30km of their home.
  • TasTAFE campuses and training facilities open for invited small groups of students only attending practical learning and assessment sessions.

18 May 2020

Household visitors

Visitors to households increases to up to 5 people at any one time, in addition to residents of the household.

For more information, go to Gatherings.

Gatherings

Gatherings increased to 10 people for indoor and outdoor gatherings, with physical distancing of 1.5 metres and a maximum of one person per 4 square metres applicable.

Specific changes applied to:

  • Community and local government facilities
  • Open homes and auctions
  • Weddings and small religious ceremonies and private worship (10 attendees), funerals (20 attendees indoors and 30 outdoors)

For more information, go to Gatherings and Business restrictions.

Sport and recreation

Up to 10 people at one time can use outside gyms, skate parks and play equipment in public playgrounds; do outdoor exercise including boot camps and sports training; and use indoor and outdoor pools. Parks can be used for activities other than exercising, such as picnics, as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Spas, saunas and bath houses, whether stand-alone or attached to a pool, remain closed.

For more information, go to Sport and recreation.

Hospitality

Restaurants and cafes in all settings (including restaurants in pubs, clubs, hotels and RSLs) open for table service for up to 10 patrons at a time.

For more information, go to Business restrictions.

Travel and quarantine

Border controls remain in place. Domestic travelling Tasmanian residents can quarantine in their primary residence if it is suitable. Specific conditions apply to residents of King Island, Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group of Islands – see Coming to Tasmania for more information.

Fly-in fly-out workers may leave quarantine before they complete 14 days if it is to return interstate to their employment.

For more information, go to Coming to Tasmania.

Vulnerable people

Vulnerable people are encouraged to stay home and protect their health.

For more information, go to Gatherings.

Working from home

Working from home is encouraged where possible. Stay home if unwell.

25 May 2020

  • Kindergarten to Year 6 students return to learning at school.
  • Year 11 and 12 students at extension schools and colleges return to learning at school.
  • Aged care visits - move to national restrictions of two visitors, once a day.

9 June 2020

  • High school students from years 7 to 10 return to learning at school.

13 June 2020

  • Racing resumes (subject to a review and risk-assessment by Public Health).

15 June 2020

  • Gatherings increase to 20 people at a time for indoor and outdoor, including restaurants/cafes, cinemas, museums, galleries, theatres, performance venues, historic sites, religious gatherings and weddings.
  • Visitors to households to be reviewed.
  • Funerals up to 50 people.
  • Accommodation, unlimited.
  • Camping, overnight boating and shacks open with up to 20 people.
  • Open homes and auctions can resume with 20 people.
  • Border controls remain in place.
  • Gyms and boot camps for up to 20 people.
  • Beauty services (including tattoo, nails, waxing, facials and tanning and massage) for up to 20 people.
  • Day spas to reopen
  • Park exercise equipment and playgrounds open for up to 20 people.
  • Outdoor community sport to resume, with up to 20 athletes/personnel (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport).
  • Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 people (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport).
  • Vulnerable people are encouraged to stay home and protect their health.

13 July 2020

  • Gatherings: 50 – 100 (indoor/outdoor) with the maximum allowable number to be determined by Public Health.
  • Aged care homes allowed 5 visitors and multiple visits.
  • Border controls remain in place.
  • Consider opening bars, night clubs and casinos/gaming.
  • Markets to open, subject to Public Health advice.
  • Food courts and food vans at markets may open.
  • Saunas and bathhouses (including spas) to reopen.
  • Day trips and camping for school groups allowed.
  • Outdoor community sport (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport) to resume, with numbers to be guided by Public Health.
  • Indoor sport and recreation (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport), including pools with numbers to be guided by Public Health.
  • Vulnerable people are encouraged to stay home and protect their health.

In line with the easing of restrictions announced by the government, local councils are undertaking a number of protective measures to make sure when their recreational spaces and facilities do open, the safety of the community and council staff is the highest priority.

These recreational spaces and facilities will be re-opened by local councils as soon as possible from Monday 18 May 2020. Each council will provide updates about re-opening dates on their website and social media pages.

A list of all council websites can be found on the Local Government Association of Tasmania website.