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Stage two restrictions easing earlier

The Premier has this morning announced that after 17 days without a new case and only 4 active cases in Tasmania, stage two easing of restrictions will be brought forward.

Stage 2 restrictions easing will commence as of 3pm this Friday, 5 June

As of this Friday:

  • Tasmanians can visit national parks. Visit to check park is open (some under maintenance)
  • Gatherings increase to 20 people at a time for indoor and outdoor, cinemas, museums, galleries, theatres, performance venues, historic sites, religious gatherings and weddings.
  • Restaurants/cafes/pubs including seated drinking will increase to 40 patrons, subject to social distancing advice from Public Health in the next 24 hours.
  • Funerals up to 50 people.
  • Accommodation, unlimited.
  • Camping, overnight boating and shacks open with up to 20 people.
  • Open homes and auctions can resume with 20 people.
  • Gyms and boot camps for up to 20 people.
  • Beauty services (including tattoo, nails, waxing, facials and tanning and massage) for up to 20 people.
  • Day spas to reopen
  • Park exercise equipment and playgrounds open for up to 20 people.
  • Outdoor community sport to resume, with up to 20 athletes/personnel (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport).
  • Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 people (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport).
  • Vulnerable people are encouraged to stay home and protect their health.
  • Night Clubs remain closed.
  • Visitors to households to be reviewed.
  • Businesses must have COVID safe business plans in place
  • Border controls remain in place, with advice continuing to be given by Public Health. Travel restrictions to be reviewed in early July.
  • Further lifting of restrictions in general to be reviewed towards the end of June.

The Premier noted that the restrictions framework will continue to by guided by Public Health and will be administered by Workplace Safe Tasmania. Regulations will be in place until after the state of emergency is eased, with Public Health rules (including penalties) applying until then.