Government must clarify threshold for action on COVID-19

Tasmanian Labor
  • Government ignores questions about mandatory self-isolation measures
  • Tasmanians remain in the dark about threshold for action
  • We cannot afford to be slow to act
  • Peter Gutwein has failed to respond to growing calls for the government to introduce mandatory 14-day self isolation measures to everyone who enters Tasmania.

    Labor Leader, Rebecca White, said Tasmanians remain in the dark about what the Premier’s threshold for action is for a measure that would help slow the spread of COVID-19.

    “Tasmanians deserve to understand what the trigger point is for the government to introduce this measure,” Ms White said.

    “As an island, we have a unique opportunity to slow the spread of the disease and ultimately save lives – but to do that we have to act quickly and decisively.

    “Requiring everyone who enters Tasmania to self-isolate for 14 days would dramatically help slow the spread of COVID-19.

    “The lesson from other countries is that the biggest threat to the economy is failing to contain the virus when they had the chance.

    “We still have the opportunity to act in Tasmania but health experts tell us the window is closing.

    “The Liberals have the backing of many Tasmanians and the Labor party to introduce mandatory 14-day self isolation measures to everyone who enters Tasmania and develop appropriate exemptions for freight, trade and other essential services managed with relevant quarantine measures.

    “At this time of global uncertainty, Tasmanians expect and deserve strong and decisive leadership.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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