Border update – Tasmanian restrictions to remain

Peter Gutwein,Premier

The health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians remains our top priority and with the escalating situation in Victoria, it is sensible to push back any relaxation on our borders.

We will not reopen our borders on 24 July based on public health advice.

Instead, we will continue to review the situation daily and an update will be provided on 24 July, with our border restrictions to remain in place until at least 31 July.

I know this may be tough news for those in our tourism and hospitality sectors, and we will continue to identify ways to support those businesses most impacted.

But I simply cannot, when there remains so much uncertainty with the Victorian outbreak and potential spread through people movement in other states, put Tasmanians at risk.

I encourage Tasmanians to keep getting out and supporting our local industries – buy local and enjoy local. However, please continue to observe the gathering restrictions, maintain appropriate social distancing, keep up good hygiene practices and if you have mild symptoms, get tested.

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