Protecting our vulnerable coastal communities

Peter Gutwein,Premier

The Tasmanian Government has a clear position – unless you need to go out for work, essential supplies or medical reasons, to study if you can’t do it from home or for exercise, stay home to save lives and remain at your primary place of residence.

Stay home, unless it is essential to go out.

That is why today I have announced we will be strengthening measures to protect our vulnerable communities, in relation to ensuring that there isn’t a flood of people to small coastal towns as people head there to launch their boats during the Easter holiday period.

From Wednesday 8 April and effective until Monday 27 April, people will be restricted to launching their boat within their local municipality in which their primary residence is located.

This is to prevent people unnecessarily travelling during Easter and over the school holiday period, to our vulnerable coastal communities.

These communities are particularly vulnerable with an older population and less services available and it would be difficult to control a potential virus spread which would could endanger many especially older Tasmanians in these communities.

So please, I ask everyone at this time to consider each other, consider our broader communities and follow the rules.

Stay home, save lives.

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