As New South Wales' Avalon COVID-19 case cluster continues to grow, Tasmanians have responded by increasing the rate of testing, with the types of businesses required to take details for contact tracing has also been extended.
Premier Peter Gutwein made no apologies for the swift action taken to harden the state's border stance with the Greater Sydney area.
"In Tasmania at the moment there are around 50 travellers from affected areas in hotel quarantine," he said.
"There are a further 173 adults that are also being quarantined in approved home settings.
"The good news is that in Tasmania at the moment there are no positive cases."
The Premier said he was aware of tourism venues that have suffered cancellations since Saturday's border decision, urging Tasmanians to support local businesses.
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"I want to say to all Tasmanians at the moment - we stood up during the months of August, September and October and we holidayed at home," he said.
"If you have the opportunity to support a local business please do so and holiday at home if you can at the moment.
He urged businesses to ensure their contact tracing systems were in place, with a variety of app-based methods available.
From last Tuesday, there was a widening of the number of venues required to keep contact details.
Health Minister Sarah Courtney said information was required from every person who attended a venue or event for more than fifteen minutes.
"I know that compliance has been very high around our hospitality venues, we've known for some time that our restaurants, our pubs, our clubs, our bars, we need to make sure that we're contact tracing for," she said.
"This is a much wider list, so if you're a business that is a place of worship, if you're a cinema, entertainment venue, casino or a gaming venue, galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites and other premises, or tourism attractions.
"It also extends to concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums and other similar premises. Hairdressers and hair salons, beauty premises, venues for sport, spas, saunas, zoos, wildlife centres."
Tasmanians are being urged to report any businesses that aren't following the contact tracing rules.
"Make sure that you report it, go to the police website and through their online portal provide that information, it will be followed up by WorkSafe Tasmania," Mr Gutwein said.
Importantly, the COVID-19 testing rate is rising, with the Health Minister assuring Tasmanians there will be testing available daily throughout the Christmas/New Year period.
"Over the last 24 hours we saw 833 tests done, which is a great outcome," Ms Courtney said.
An announcement is expected on Wednesday for the opening hours of testing facilities across the holiday period.
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