From 3pm on Friday 5 June, Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Government’s COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery will take effect. Twenty people at a time will be able to gather indoors and outdoors, as long as people stay 1.5 metres apart where practicable and there is a maximum of one person per 4 square metres. For cafes and restaurants the limit rises to 40 people.

Business restrictions

Gatherings at businesses increase to 20, with the following reopening or subject to changed restrictions:

  • accommodation
  • camping and caravan parks
  • function centres
  • open homes and auctions
  • cinemas
    museums, galleries and historic sites
  • theatres and concert venues
  • outdoor amusement parks, arcades and play centres
  • betting shopfronts
  • indoor gyms and sporting venues, including boot camps, dance studios, gymnastics and cheerleading facilities (noting at least one employee must be on premises during operating hours)
    health clubs, fitness and wellness centres, including yoga and barre
  • zoos and wildlife parks.

Restaurant and cafe gatherings increase to 40. The restriction on the number of diners applies to the venue as a whole regardless of whether the venue has multiple separate dining rooms.

Pubs, clubs and bars will be able to serve drinks only (without food ordered) to seated patrons, with a gathering limit of 40. Betting services and TASkeno will be permitted in pubs, clubs and bars.

Gathering restrictions will not apply to beauty and personal care services, but the one person per four square metre rule will apply. These services include beauty therapy, massage, facials, tanning, waxing, manicure or other nail treatments, ear and body piercing, tattoos, body modification and day spas.

For more information about other elements of Stage 2, visit the Roadmap to Recovery.

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