While it took a long time for Tasmanians to be able to dance and stand up for a beer, it seems we will be able to have a sneaky snog on New Year's Eve.
Public health advice for the celebrations to welcome in 2021 has come without an explicit ban on a celebratory kiss.
That is despite some pretty solid warnings from other states, including New South Wales and Victoria, where public health officers are asking the public to avoid a kiss and cuddle to welcome in another year.
Tasmania's acting director of public health, Dr Scott McKeown, has been a lot less prescriptive with advice for the New Year festivities than some of his interstate counterparts.
But he is urging everyone to still be COVID safe.
It almost goes without saying that we're being told to maintain physical distancing, practice COVID safe behaviours - many which are now just part of daily life.
The lack of a ban on kissing is still likely to generate some conversation, and perhaps a few envious looks from our interstate friends.
It's another one of the vagaries of the whole public health response since the pandemic struck.
Many people are left wondering about the different approaches between states, some of which have prevented them from being able to do what their friends and family are freely able to in another state.
But the state based approach with a fairly conservative and some rigid restrictions has definitely been a winner for Australia as a whole, when compared to the United States, where the less is more policy has proved to be an abject failure.
How Tasmanians decide to see in the New Year, without many mass events at all, remains to be seen.
It may be another case where people opt to take a more relaxed and local approach, and celebrate in smaller groups with family and close friends.
And depending on how successful we are in limiting COVID-19 into the future, it may just become the norm for major celebrations going forward.