Restrictions on Tasmanian aged care facilities will be eased from next week.
Visits to aged care facilities were banned in early April except for compassionate or end of life reasons.
Premier Peter Gutwein said the strict rules would be lifted and the state would transition to the national position regarding aged care facilities from midnight on Monday, May 11.
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"That transition will be one that will allow for additional visits, but they will be managed, and importantly will enable aged care facilities to come online with the additional funding provided by the Commonwealth government to ensure appropriate screening and appropriate management occur," Mr Gutwein said.
Across Australia from May 1, a person must have had an influenza vaccination to visit an aged care home.
Residents can have up to two people, including doctors, visit for a short time and no person under 16 years of age can attend a facility unless under special circumstances.
Facilities must also ensure visits occur in a resident's room, outdoor space or other specified location, not a communal area.
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When asked why restrictions were not lifted a day earlier, to allow people to visit residents this coming Sunday for Mother's Day, Mr Gutwein said while this was unfortunate the decision was on the basis of public health advice.
"I will own this decision on Mother's Day," Mr Gutwein said.
He said the best Mother's Day present anyone could provide was to keep their mother safe.
"While I know a lot of Tasmanians would have liked to have gone into the nursing homes on the weekend and provide a present and spend time with their mother I would ask Tasmanians to accept that the reason the rules are in place is to keep their mother safe," Mr Gutwein said.
"The timing of this is designed to make sure we manage risk."
All other restrictions across the state will stay in place until at least May 15 with Mr Gutwein to announce a road map for easing restrictions on Friday afternoon after a meeting of national cabinet.
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