COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and updates

Blue and pink Covid-19 update

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a COVID-19 test.

Current restrictions due to COVID-19

Information relating to current restrictions can be found on the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website.

Currently, public gatherings limits are determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of:

  • 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises; and
  • 1000 people in the outdoor space of a premises.

Maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

Where practicable, business operators, staff, volunteers and attendees should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

Read more about Gatherings, density limits and physical distancing.


COVID-19 testing

If you have a fever, runny nose, cough, sore/itchy throat or shortness of breath, call your GP or the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange to be tested for COVID-19. Testing is only available with a referral from a GP or the Public Health Hotline. A testing clinic is currently operating in Hobart.

After being tested, you will be instructed to self-isolate until you’ve been told your test result. The clinic that conducted your test or your GP will call you with your results. It usually takes at least 48 hours.

For more information see Testing for COVID-19.


For detailed information on COVID-19 in Tasmania, current restrictions and other advice, visit

For updates relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia, visit