COVID-19 Update – Tasmanians returning from Queensland

The Tasmanian Government, on advice from Public Health, has announced that Tasmania’s borders are closed to non-essential travellers from the eleven Queensland local government areas declared high-risk (level 2) (excluding transit through Brisbane Airport).  

People in Tasmania currently required to stay at home after being in one of the impacted areas in Queensland on or since July 17;

  • Will be required to continue to follow that requirement until 14 days have passed since they were last in South East Queensland.
  • Will also have to receive a negative result from a COVID test conducted at least 12 days after being in the impacted areas.

Once this period has passed, and subject to the test result, staff and students will be able to return to school and the workplace.

If you have any questions or to book your COVID test, please contact the public health hotline on 1800 671 738 or visit

Learning at Home resources are available for impacted students to support them to continue to engage in education through this period. 

Students in Years 11 and 12 impacted, are asked to make contact with their school/college to advise of their situation.