The state of Tasmania wearing a face mask

Information from the Tasmanian Government about the current rules in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

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Face masks (Updated as of 18th September 2021)

The main reason for wearing a mask is to protect other people. If a person is unknowingly infected with COVID-19, wearing a mask reduces the chance of them passing the virus on to others.

Physical distancing is important for everyone, particularly for people at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness due to older age or chronic health conditions. If you cannot maintain physical distance, wearing a mask is an important protective measure.

There are times when wearing a face mask is mandatory in Tasmania. The face mask must cover your mouth and nose.

You must wear a facemask in the following situations when in Tasmania:

Faces masks are now mandatory at public events that host over 1000 people, as of Saturday 18th September 2021. This rule is the same regardless of seated, unseated, indoor or outdoor events. This new requirement is in reponse to the current risk of COVID-19 nationally.  Masks must be work during event, this includes when lining up, entering and exiting event. 

Face masks at Airports

When at a Tasmanian airport, or on a commercial domestic aircraft in Tasmanian airspace

Face masks – Spirit of Tasmania

When at the Spirit of Tasmania terminal, or onboard a Spirit of Tasmania vessel in Tasmanian waters

Conditions for essential travellers

If you are in quarantine and have been approved to leave quarantine for a specific reason.

Face masks may also be required in other situations if there are positive cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania.

It is a good idea to keep a small supply of facemasks at home for you and other household members over 12 years old, in case you are required to wear a face mask in some public spaces on short notice, such as if COVID-19 cases were to occur in Tasmania.

There are Special conditions for not wearing a face mask. Find out more. 

Check-in TAS 

The Check-in TAS app enables you to check in to businesses, venues and events and have your data stored securely with the Tasmanian Department of Health in the event contact tracing is needed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Tasmanians and visitors are required to use the Check-In TAS app when they visit a range of businesses, organisations and events

More information

For further information including current restrictions on business, gatherings, quarantine requirements and travel to Tasmania, go to or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline: 1800 671 738

Need to talk to someone about this?

Call the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787. It operates Mon-Fri 8 am to 8 pm. 

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