Long Weekend safety reminder

Mark Shelton,Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Tasmanians are being urged to keep safety front of mind this long weekend, with a range of COVID-19 restrictions easing on Friday 5 June at 3pm as part of Stage 2 on our road to recovery.

Tasmania Police will be out across the state to ensure Tasmanians are following the rules while still doing what they love, like visiting shacks, going fishing and socialising in restaurants and pubs.

We acknowledge Tasmanians have done the right thing to date and as a result, have helped to put us in such a positive position now. Now is not the time to be complacent and we urge everyone to keep following the rules.

Police will be keeping a close eye on motorists travelling around the state this long weekend with road safety enforcement operations at various locations focusing on the ‘Fatal Five’ contributors to serious and fatal crashes: speeding, seatbelts, alcohol and drugs, distraction and fatigue. Police will also be patrolling Tasmania’s entertainment districts, making sure people are acting responsibly around licenced venues.

This long weekend, I am asking Tasmanians to make sure that they are adhering to the restrictions that are still in place, keeping a safe distance from others wherever possible and being courteous to those around them as we enter this next stage of recovery.

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