Small business is disappointed Tasmania has not re-opened its border with Queensland and also wants the government to relax distancing rules.
Small Business Council of Tasmania executive director Robert Mallett said he was surprised the border with Queensland would not re-open.
"I'm surprised the Premier did not go with Queensland because we could have brought in AFL football, the players are all in their own hubs, so it is nearly guaranteed they are safe," he said.
"That would have allowed people to get out and about and they would be spending money buying a coffee, a Coke or meal rather than sitting at home watching Netflix, which isn't Australian."
The time was right, Mr Mallett said, for Tasmania to relax its distancing rules.
"I'm disappointed that if it is good enough for us to have visitors now why the two square metre rule applies in businesses and hospitality venues. There has been no community transmission in Tasmania so why can't we get back to normal?
"Restaurants and hotels are fully booked but they are not at full capacity and we need to be able to have more people in venues able to enjoy a meal."
Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania boss Luke Martin hailed the borders decision.
"It's good - we'll take anything - it's a sensible approach," he said.
"We need the government to back in this announcement by making sure we have flight schedules and marketing campaigns in place as quickly as possible." But he said adding extra flights to Launceston Airport would be a challenge.
TCCI chief Michael Bailey welcomed the move to re-open Tasmania but said there was "still a long way to go in our economic recovery" and it wasn't a silver bullet.