Wearing a mask
Masks are no longer required at indoor or outdoor events, regardless of the number of people attending, unless specified by Public Health when approving an event under the COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania Framework.
While masks are not mandatory in many settings – such as workplaces; hospitality and tourism premises; personal care; sport and recreation, retail and service sectors – businesses and organisations may require staff and/or patrons and visitors to wear masks as part of their COVID-19 Safety Plans.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory for people aged 12 years and older (unless exempt) in these high-risk and vulnerable settings:
- Hospitals (not patients)
- Residential aged care facilities (not residents) and in-home and community aged care
- Residential disability care facilities (not residents) and in-home care, including disability support provider and NDIS-funded services
- Correctional facilities (not prisoners/detainees)
- Health care and medical facilities and services/treatments, including allied health
- Primary (teachers/staff/visitors only) and secondary schools (including students)
- Early childhood services, including childcare
- Public transport
- Airports and aircraft
- the Spirit of Tasmania and ports.
Masks must still be worn by workers who:
- have an exemption from mandatory vaccination requirements at their workplace.
- are critical worker close contacts who have been exempted from quarantine requirements to return to work.
Read here (emergency orders) to learn more about the laws that enable the wearing of masks to be made mandatory.