Tasmania Police have warned they will crack down on people not staying home this Easter.
They will visit popular holiday spots to ensure people are not at their shacks and are safe distancing.
Police Commissioner Darren Hine said people could be stopped by police and asked why they were travelling.
"I think people should expect the unexpected," Commissioner Hine said.
"Whether it's a police car behind you, a marked car on an unmarked car, or if you go to your shack to actually hide in, there certainly will be patrols, there will be random checks.
"It's a really simple rule to follow, do not travel to your shack if you don't need to go because again, you're putting strain on those communities and we want to keep those communities safe."
Commissioner Hine said police would follow reports of people going to shacks and could face fines of more than $16,000.
"We will certainly be increasing our patrols in these (holiday) areas but our local police interact with the community and they understand who should be there and who shouldn't be there," he said.
"If we find someone who shouldn't be there, they'll not only get a knock on the door and told to return home, but they could be facing a $16,000 fine as well.
Commissioner Hine said surfers at the Wedge in South-East Tasmania who reportedly had been fined $170 for not safe distancing could dispute the fine if they believed it was unjust.
"We will continue to make sure people follow the rules because there is a really simple message here: stay home and save lives and we are part of that to help the community help themselves," he said.
"The strong message is the vast majority of the community are doing the right things.
"The compliance checks that we have been doing, everyone is following the rules.
"We also want people to get out and exercise for their own mental health as well.
"We can get through Easter - we know we can - but the police are going to be out there to reinforce that message."
Acting deputy Police Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said at this stage police had not had to cancel leave because of COVID-19.
He said targeted breath and drug testing and high-visibility patrolling would continue over the Easter break.
"Road policing remains a priority and our officers can be anywhere, anytime with a focus on targeting those who do risk their lives, and the lives of others," Acting deputy Commissioner Higgins said.