Occupants of 89 vehicles have been questioned by Tasmania Police about why they were on the road when COVID-19 Easter travel restrictions were in place.
Commander Robert Blackwood said that as of Saturday, police warned 20 people to return to their primary residence.
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He said undercover and marked police vehicles undertook checks at Richmond, Dodges Ferry, Boomer Bay, Pirates Bay, Bicheno, St Helens, Port Arthur, White Beach, Kettering, Swansea, Triabunna, Orford, Buckland, Woodbridge, Cygnet, Bridport and the Highland Lakes.
"We've also deployed the Westpac Rescue Helicopter which is undertaking surveillance around the state of those areas where people may be where they shouldn't be at this time," Commander Blackwood said.
"The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is patrolling those locations where it might be a bit more difficult to put a police vehicle there...on some occasions they're actually able to land and speak to the people, otherwise they can direct police to that location to speak with anyone who shouldn't be there."
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About 20 people have now been charged with failing to comply with public health orders to stay at home.
Commander Blackwood said many people had reported others for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.
"Police have followed up more than 300 reports of non-compliance made by telephone or online," he said.
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