Face mask changes

23 Jun 2022

From 12:01 on Saturday 25 June 2022, face masks will no longer be required in schools, early childhood centres or on public transport (including the Spirit of Tasmania vessel and its terminals).

Some public transport providers, schools and child care centres may still require face masks to be worn based on their individual risk assessment.

Although wearing face masks will no longer be required in these settings, individuals can choose to continue wearing masks if they wish.

From 1 July 2022, the requirement to wear face masks in all remaining settings, such as hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability providers and correctional facilities, will be based on individual risk assessments for each of these settings.

Close contacts will still be required to wear face masks when they are in indoor settings outside the home.

Face masks, along with other COVID-safe behaviours, remain an important way to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Although not mandatory, mask wearing is still strongly recommended in public places, especially where physical distancing is not possible.