Changes to isolation requirements

30 Sep 2022

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.