Tasmanian COVID-19 update – 22 July 2021
As of Tuesday 20 July 2021 Tasmania currently has strong border controls in place for the entirety of Victoria and New South Wales. Tasmania also has restrictions in place for a number of high risk sites in Queensland.
South Australia has reported five locally acquired cases and announced a state-wide lock down from 6pm, 20 July 2021 for seven days. In response, Tasmania’s Director of Public Health has declared that all of South Australia will be declared high risk, level two.
This means anyone wanting to travel to Tasmania from South Australia will not be permitted to enter unless approved as an essential traveller (including returning Tasmanians).
For people who are in Tasmania who were in South Australia on or after 8 July 2021, you need to immediately check the designated high risk premises in South Australia. Anyone who has been at one of those premises must immediately self-isolate and contact the public health hotline 1800 671 738.
The list is available at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert.
For people who have been in South Australia since 8 July and are now in Tasmania, you are required to wear a mask when in public, avoid public gatherings as much as possible and minimise public interactions for 14 days after being in South Australia.
Due to the Victorian lockdown being extended for another seven days, anyone who has been in Victoria since 8 July must continue to wear a mask while in public, avoid public gatherings as much as possible, minimise public interactions for 14 days after being in Victoria, as well as continuing to ensure you use Check in Tas, monitor the high-risk premises list and also your health for any symptoms.
Masks must be worn unless the person is exempted, such as those under 12 years old, or those who have a valid medical reason not to wear a mask.
Limiting Movement & Avoiding Public Gatherings
People who have been in South Australia or Victoria since 8 July should also limit their movement in the community and avoid attendance at public gatherings.
Limiting movement means that people should try to reduce interaction with other people in the community as much as possible and leave their premises as little as possible.
This requirement should be adhered to when considering participation or attendance in or to sport and recreation.
While the choice to travel for personal reasons is optional, you should stay up to date, consider whether you really need to travel, and monitor the COVID-19 website for the latest updates.