Stay at Home Directions help minimise the risk to the Tasmanian community when travellers have been in an interstate area that is declared high-risk but arrived in Tasmania before the high-risk declaration took effect or the risk of the area they have come from does not require stricter conditions on their movement.
If you have been told to stay at home under a Stay at Home Direction, it is because you may have been exposed to someone unknown to you in the community who had COVID-19. This is different from quarantine, where there is a higher risk of being infected with, or passing on, COVID-19.
Because the risk of being exposed to someone in the community is unknown, you must stay at home for 14 days, and return a negative COVID-19 test result before your Stay at Home Direction can end.
There are certain reasons under a Stay at Home Direction that you may leave your home.
Full information on Stay at Home Directions including the reasons why you can leave home, please visit the Stay at Home page.