From Midnight Friday 20 May:
Tasmania will remove density and capacity limits from all settings come midnight this Friday. The one person per 2 square-metre rule will no longer remain in place and all venues and events can operate at pre-COVID capacity, although some may opt to keep restrictions in place as part of their COVID safety plans.
Current as of May 2, 2022
You are considered a close contact if:
You are living with someone infected with the virus.
You have spent four hours or longer with someone in a home, or a health or aged-care setting since they developed COVID.
People who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks are not considered to be close contacts and do not need to get tested. If it has been more than 12 weeks since you had COVID-19, normal rules apply again and you will be considered a close contact if you meet the above definitions.
Close contacts no longer required to quarantine, but they must:
Immediately have a COVID-19 test.
Test daily with a RAT for seven days whenever they leave home. If they are not leaving home every day, they must do a second test on day six
Isolate and test immediately if you have any symptoms, even mild.
Isolate immediately if you test positive.
Wear a face mask outside their home, when in any indoor space, unless a mask exemption is in place. Read more about exemptions here.
Tell their workplace you are a close contact
Not attend any high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, residential disability settings and correctional facilities, unless they're are a critical worker with an exemption. Read about exemptions for critical workers here.
Not provide in-home care services for aged or disability clients, unless a critical worker exemption is in place.
Not attend a support school unless a critical worker exemption is in place.
It is also recommended that close contacts:
Avoid large gatherings and social events where physical distancing is not possible.
Avoid contact with those at risk of severe disease including elderly, immunocompromised and those with chronic conditions.
Maintain all COVID safe behaviours.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory for people aged 12 years and older (unless exempt) in these high-risk and vulnerable settings:
Hospitals (not patients)
Residential aged care facilities (not residents) and in-home and community aged care
Residential disability care facilities (not residents) and in-home care, including disability support provider and NDIS-funded services
Correctional facilities (not prisoners/detainees)
Health care and medical facilities and services/treatments, including allied health
Primary (teachers/staff/visitors only) and secondary schools (including students)
Early childhood services, including childcare
Public transport eg buses, passenger ferries, taxis and rideshare services
Airports and aircraft
the Spirit of Tasmania and ports.
Masks must still be worn by workers who:
have an exemption from mandatory vaccination requirements at their workplace. Read more about these requirements.
are critical worker close contacts who have been exempted from quarantine requirements to return to work. Read more about these requirements.
Masks are no longer required at indoor or outdoor events, regardless of the number of people attending, unless specified by Public Health when approving an event under the COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania Framework.
While masks are not mandatory in many settings – such as workplaces; hospitality and tourism premises; personal care; sport and recreation, retail and service sectors – businesses and organisations may require staff and/or patrons and visitors to wear masks as part of their COVID-19 Safety Plans.
Keep up to date with the latest exposure sites and advice if you have been to such areas.
Check any entry requirements and border restrictions for Tasmania.
Find your closest testing clinic.
Stay updated via the Tasmanian Government website.
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