Face masks recommended but not required at airports from Saturday 18 June 2022

15 Jun 2022

Wearing of face masks in Tasmania’s airport terminals will no longer be required from 12:01am on Saturday 18 June 2022.

Wearing of facemasks will still be required on board all aircraft across Australia. Airline passengers should continue to carry masks with them at all times when travelling.

Masks will also not be required in schools, early childhood centres, on public transport or on the Spirit of Tasmania vessel or in its terminals from 12.01am on Saturday 25 June 2022.  However, some public transport providers and child care centres (staff and parents only) may still require them based on individual risk assessments for those settings.

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

Facemasks will still be required to be worn by close contacts 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 airport terminals and other indoor settings, especially where physical distancing is not possible.