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Easing of Visitor Restrictions in Tasmania

Easing of Visitor Restrictions in Tasmania

26 August 21

From 11:59pm on Thursday, 26 August 2021 the following restrictions will be eased in regards to visiting aged care homes in Tasmania:

  • Staff and visitors will no longer need to wear a mask while they remain on the premises.
  • There will be no restrictions to the number of visitors to a resident of a residential aged care facility.
  • There is still a requirement for all visitors to check-in and fines can apply for non-compliance.

There are also the following border restrictions that apply in Tasmania:

  • Border restrictions remain in place for all of New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand
  • A number of high-risk premises remain in place in Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and New Zealand.
  • Anyone in Tasmania who has recently been in the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and New Zealand must check the list of high-risk premises frequently at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert. The list is updated regularly.
  • Anyone – including staff – who has been in a high-risk area or attended any of the high-risk premises in the last 14 days is not permitted to enter a Residential Aged Care Facility