Gatherings, density and physical distancing

Last Updated: 06 Jul 2022 9:30am

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Density and gatherings 

Limits on the number of people allowed in a space (based on the 1 person per 2 square metres) no longer apply. There are currently no density or gathering restrictions in place. However an individual business or premises may choose to place maximum capacity numbers on their premises as part of their COVID-19 safety plan.

Physical distancing

COVID-19 spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with each other.

In any gathering or setting it is recommended to maintain physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres between people and social groups.

Physical distancing continues to be the strongest safeguard to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You should continue to maintain a safe distance of no less than 1.5 metres between yourself and others, where safe and practical.

Physical distancing in schools

Children in schools, early childhood centres and playgroups are not required to maintain physical distance.

However, adults in these settings (including parents and carers) are recommended to still maintain physical distance from each other (1.5 metres).

Events (indoor and outdoor)

Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities

Tasmania’s Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities helps organisers plan for COVID-safe gatherings.

As of 21 May 2022, the following applies:

Public Health guidance:

  • For events with less than 5,000 patrons, and music events less than 2,000, Best Practice Guidance for COVID-19 Safety at Small to Medium Events is recommended to support event planning.
  • The expectation is for event organisers to use the information as guidance as there is no mandated requirement to submit information for registration or approval.


For events both indoors and outdoors with more than 5,000 patrons and at music festivals with more than 2,000 patrons, event organisers are required to submit an event safety plan for public health assessment and approval.

The total number does not include event staff, volunteers or contractors and is based on the number of patrons attending an event at any one time.

Read more about the Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities on the Business Tasmania website.

To apply for an event, please visit the Business Tasmania website.