Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

2 June 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier

Stage Two restrictions to be eased 3pm Friday 5 June

Tasmanians have done an outstanding job to curb the spread of coronavirus in our State, and with our control measures working well, we are bringing forward the easing of Stage Two restrictions.

This decision is based on Public Health advice, ensuring we continue to put Tasmanians’ health and safety first and foremost as we continue our road to recovery.

Effective from 3pm Friday 5 June 2020, Tasmanians will be able to travel across the state, stay overnight, enjoy their shacks and camping spots once again, as well as launch their boats outside of their municipality.  More businesses will open, including beauty services and gyms, while public gathering numbers will increase to 20 people, with funerals to 50 people.

Gatherings of up to 40 patrons for seated table service, including dining and drinks, can occur in cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs where sufficient space and settings allow.

Restrictions to ease, include:

  • Gatherings increase to 20 people at a time for indoor and outdoor, including cinemas, museums, galleries, historic sites, religious gatherings and weddings;
  • Gatherings of up to 40 patrons for seated table service at cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs (excluding nightclubs) only where sufficient space and settings allow this to occur;
  • 10 visitors to households, in addition to household members;
  • Funerals up to 50 people;
  • Accommodation (hotels, motels, Air BnBs, Bed & Breakfasts) unlimited;
  • Camping is permitted - please check for open camp grounds as there may be some exceptions where maintenance is occurring;
  • Shack visits and statewide boating resumes;
  • Open homes and auctions can resume with 20 people;
  • Gyms and boot camps for up to 20 people;
  • TABcorp retail shop fronts can reopen;
  • Beauty services (including tattoo, nails, waxing, facials and tanning) for up to 20 people;
  • 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; and
  • Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 people, no spectators, as guided by AIS.

We will continue to actively monitor the situation and take advice from Public Health as we continue a sensible and safe recovery glide path.  A formal review for easing Stage 3 restrictions will occur in mid to late June.

Please remember to observe the latest restrictions in place, to practice good hygiene , download the COVID-Safe App to help with tracing efforts and get tested if you’re unwell.

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