Shared custody arrangements of children can continue during Tasmania's four week lockdown says Justice Minister Elise Archer.
Premier Peter Gutwein's announced the community would need to remain in their primary place of residence for four weeks from Tuesday and only leave for essential duties.
This caused some confusion for parents dealing with shared custody arrangements.
Justice Minister Elise Archer said the measures put in place did restrict some movement, but it was vital parents acted in the best interests of their children.
"During this period, there is enormous pressure on families, particularly those subject to shared parenting arrangements," she said.
"I want to clarify that the courts expect that parents will comply with shared parenting arrangements and Family Court orders.
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"But note that if it is impossible to comply in these challenging times, remain calm, reasonable and sensible in trying to reach a compromise.
"If you can reach a compromise, put it in writing. There are services that can help you mediate [and] if not, the courts are open to hear cases electronically."
People can attend a particular location if they have a reasonable excuse for being there. This includes going to work, school, getting exercise or essential supplies, or providing or receiving medical or compassionate care.
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