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Gatherings and work – Tasmania

Updated on 18 October 2021, at 18:00 AET

The lockdown in Southern Tasmania has ended, however some restrictions still apply — see below.

For a list of LGAs that comprise Southern Tasmania, visit Lockdowns and outbreaks - Tasmania in the healthdirect Restriction Checker.

South Tasmania

The lockdown in Southern Tasmania has ended, and you can leave your home for any reason. Restrictions on gatherings and visitors to your home are now the same as the rest of the state.

Face masks must be worn if visiting someone else’s home, unless you’re in a significant relationship with the person you’re visiting.

Face mask requirements and restrictions on visitors to hospitals and aged care facilities will remain in place until 6pm Friday 22 October 2021. See Face masks – Tasmania and Health services and aged care – Tasmania for more information.


Up to 100 people, including children, can gather in a household at any one time — this includes private shacks and properties.

If there’s no more than 1 person per 2 square metres:

  • up to 250 people are allowed in an undivided space in an indoor premises
  • a group of up to 1,000 people is allowed in an undivided area outdoors

Where the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies. For example, an indoor venue can't hold more than 100 people if the floor space measures 200 square metres.

All people in any single undivided indoor or outdoor space count towards the maximum number of people allowed in that space, including staff, spectators, volunteers, children and babies.

The limits don’t apply to settings like transport, health facilities, courts, tribunals, parliament and education centres. You must follow physical distancing rules and stay 1.5 metres away from other people. You must observe good hygiene.

From Saturday 18 September 2021, face masks will be mandatory at public events with more than 1,000 people. This requirement will be applied regardless of whether the event is seated or unseated, indoors, or outdoors.

The Tasmanian Government has launched A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania to support event organisers to plan and hold larger-scale COVID-19 safe events. For more information, visit and search ‘large scale events’.

Mandatory ‘Check in TAS’ app


A range of businesses, venues, organisations and events must register for and use the free Check in TAS app to collect the contact details of patrons aged 16 years and older.

You must clearly display the Check in TAS QR code at all your premises or event entrances. You will receive this QR code after you have registered.

For more information, including the complete list of applicable businesses and events, and how to register, visit and click on ‘Information for organisations and businesses’.


Tasmanians and visitors aged 16 years and older must check in to a range of businesses, venues, organisations and events with the Check in TAS app.

If you do not have an electronic device or are unable to use one, others in your group can check you in on their device or staff can check you in manually.

For more information about the Check in TAS app, visit

For more information about the relaxing of restrictions in Tasmania, visit and select ‘Current restrictions’.

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