The Tasmanian government has implemented a mandatory face mask rule for public indoor spaces. Masks are required at indoor private events – those not open to the public – unless they are in a residential premise. You do not have to wear a face mask in your home or when visiting another person’s home.

Indoor spaces

You must wear a face mask in the following indoor spaces:

  • Workplaces

  • Education settings

  • Businesses, shops, and accommodation

  • Boats

  • Exercise, sport, and recreation

  • Service providers and community venues

  • Public transport

  • Hospitals and aged car

  • Airports, aircraft, and Spirit of Tasmania

Events

The mask requirement for large outdoor events with more than 1000 people remains in place. If attending an event that requires masks, you must wear your mask while queuing for, or entering or exiting from, the event.

Everyone at the event including staff, volunteers, ushers, food and beverage vendors will need to wear a mask. It is the event organiser’s responsibility to advise vendors and third parties about their obligation to wear a mask, but it is up to everyone to supply their own mask at the event.

A mask may be removed when a person is performing or rehearsing for a theatrical, musical or dance performance. A mask must be worn immediately after the performance or rehearsal is finished.

Masks must be worn indoors at weddings and funerals other than if you are:

  • in the process of being married (ie bridal couple being married in the ceremony)

  • enunciating as part of employment (eg funeral directors or wedding celebrants)

  • eating or drinking.

Masks can be removed during photography, but services should be provided outdoors where possible.

Exemptions

Where masks are required, exceptions to wearing one include:

  • Children aged under 12 years or those undertaking primary education.

  • Anyone who has medical certification (or other documentation from a medical practitioner) of a physical or mental health, condition or disability that makes wearing a fitted mask unsuitable.

Reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious, so please be respectful of others.

For more in-depth information about Tasmania’s face mask mandates and rules, head over to the official government website here.


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