The extension of Tasmania's border restrictions until at least December had widespread support on the streets of Launceston on Wednesday morning.
The Examiner gauged the opinions of passers-by in the Brisbane Street Mall and there appeared to be a unanimous view: it was the right move to keep Tasmania COVID-free.
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Premier Peter Gutwein announced the latest measures on Tuesday, including a plan to introduce a $100 travel voucher system for Tasmanians to travel in their own state on weekdays from September.
Those vox popped in the mall said they were keen to explore more of the state, particularly once the weather clears up.
Barbara Pettge and Brenda Drake
Both from Scottsdale, Barbara Pettge and Brenda Drake said they supported the extended period of travel restrictions, believing it was crucial to keep Tasmanians safe.
"Nobody can come in and bring the disease here," Ms Pettge said.
"All of my family and friends are on the mainland, but I think this is for the best."
Ms Drake said they were keen to go on more trips around Tassie, including the East Coast.
"Once the weather fines up a bit, of course," she said.
Harry Dempsey and Kira Simmonds
Harry Dempsey and Kira Simmonds were also pleased with the Premier's decision, and were not too concerned with not being able to head interstate - and vice versa.
"It sucks, but why would we want to go anywhere else?" Ms Simmonds said.
"We might go road trippin'."
Mr Dempsey said it was the right move to secure the health and safety of Tasmanians first and foremost.
"I don't think we can ever be too safe," he said.
Strolling through the mall with young Hugo, Simon Wilson, of Newnham, favoured the cautious approach on the state's borders.
"It keeps people safe," he said.
"We have a very lucky situation in Tasmania, you just need to look at what's happening in Victoria and NSW, and what could happen if we reopened domestic flights."
He said they were planning on visiting Hobart for a holiday.
Keeping Victorians out was a priority for many, including Shana Rouse of Barrington.
"I am happy about the borders staying shut so Victorians don't come down here and spread it," she said.
While happy with the health aspect of the decision, Ms Rouse recognised that it could have an impact on tourism.
But she was looking forward to travelling within Tasmania more in the near future.
Putting Tasmanians first was a common theme, particularly for Matt Puckridge, of Trevallyn.
He said he was "absolutely" supportive of the Premier's decision to further extend border restrictions until at least December.
"You have to try to keep it [COVID] out, stop it spreading," Mr Puckridge said.
"Tourism is impact somewhat but it's up to us to keep local businesses running.
Working in the healthcare industry, Deb Davern, of Launceston, understood the risks of COVID.
"I'm glad the borders are closed, I work in the healthcare industry so I know the effects it could have," she said.
"We're in a very unique position in Tasmania."
In regards to supporting local businesses, Ms Davern said it was up to Tasmanians to ensure they could survive.
"If we look after our own and play in our own backyard, that'd go a long way to helping," she said.
Ms Davern was looking forward to exploring the state's North-East and also heading over to Stanley.