The Greens have called on the government to shut state schools immediately to avoid students' exposure to coronavirus.
Greens Franklin MHA and epidemiologist, Rosalie Woodruff, said it was concerning the government would keep schools open.
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"We don't want to get to an advanced stage of the epidemic - that's the point," she said.
"We've introduced border restrictions, we should also close the schools now.
"They will have to be closed at some point but every day that we delay doing this is another day that the possibility of community transmission increases.
"We don't think there should be a wait-and-see attitude.
"We have the opportunity to close schools two weeks before Easter and after Easter for some weeks and we can reassess that at some point."
She said it was difficult for young children in particular to practice proper social distancing and students overall when travelling on buses.
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Labor leader Rebecca White said the government had bought more time for deliberation over school closures through the new border restriction measures.
Premier Peter Gutwein said if a confirmed case of coronavirus was to emerge from a particular school, that school would close and be thoroughly cleaned.
Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said routine and normality within schools was beneficial and for the mental health and wellbeing of students.
He said Tasmania had been invited to lead some national work on the development of home-learning packages.