In a press conference on Friday, Premier Peter Gutwein and state health commander Kathrine Morgan-Wicks announced changes in the state's response to the rising rates of COVID-19 on the mainland.
From closed borders to travel restrictions, wearing masks and how to get vaccinated - we've put everything you need to know in one place.
As of Saturday, South Australia had recorded one new locally acquired case of COVID-19 bringing the SA outbreak to 16 cases. While Victoria recorded 12 new cases, all linked to the current outbreak which has now been declared an extreme risk zone.
NSW had recorded one death and 163 new cases, with 45 of those cases infectious in the community. With the outbreak in NSW continuing to escalate, the entire state will be declared as high-risk level 1 to Tasmania from midnight tonight.
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Base on the current health advice, borders with Victoria, South Australia and NSW would remain closed until further notice, while borders with Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT remain open.
In Queensland, one case had been confirmed in a Qantas flight attendant who crewed six regional flights in the state. Currently, the border between Queensland and Tasmania is open, but remains under review.
International borders have also been affected following the spike in mainland cases with New Zealand suspending travel between the two countries for eight weeks.
Based on border closures, travellers from Victoria, South Australia and NSW cannot enter Tasmania unless approved by the deputy state controller.
Anyone who has been in NSW in the past 14 days will not be permitted entry to Tasmania, unless approved as an essential traveller. They will then have to quarantine for 14 days in a government-designated facility at their own cost. However, travellers arriving in the 24 hours after the change of declaration will not be required to pay the quarantine fee.
Under the level 1 classification, even if a traveller is deemed as "essential" they will be required to quarantine in a state-run facility.
Travel between Queensland and Tasmania remains open unless travellers have spent time in a high-risk level one premises. Under the current border arrangement, travel between Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT remains open.
Travel to New Zealand has been suspended. Air New Zealand have scheduled flights between Hobart and Auckland on Sunday, July 25 and Thursday, July 29 for Tasmanians and New Zealanders seeking to return home.
In a pre-emptive step to protect vulnerable patients in the state's hospitals, masks are now mandatory while visiting or working in a public hospital.
Travellers returning from South Australia, on or after July 8, must wear a mask in public - unless 14 days have passed since they were last in SA or they held a valid exemption.
The wearing of masks for SA travellers was expected to be reviewed on Sunday night, while Victorian travellers were no longer required to wear a mask.
Returning to school
From Monday, students and staff returning from Victoria who were not in quarantine can return to school.
Travellers returning from South Australia who arrived on or after July 8, were advised not to return to school until July 27, or after 14 days have passed since leaving SA.
Further updates and changes for students and staff returning to school are expected on Monday.
At the end of week 22 of the state's vaccine roll-out, 90,000 Tasmanians have been vaccinated, with 44.5 per cent of eligible Tasmanians receiving their first Pfizer jab and 20.4 per cent having received both.
The aged care and the disability sectors continue to be a priority for the vaccination rollout with eight weeks remaining for age care workers to receive their first vaccination before vaccinations are mandatory.
Children aged 12 and over are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine after the Therapeutic Goods Administration provisionally approved its use in children.
The existing network of clinics offering vaccinations would be expanded following the inclusion of a new community clinic in South Launceston located at the Door of Hope Christian Church from August 3.
The Pfizer vaccine is still the recommended choice for people aged 16 years to 59 years who meet the eligibility guidelines, while AstraZeneca is recommended for people aged 60 years and older.
People under 60 seeking the AstraZeneca vaccine are advised to have a conversation with their GP about their best option.
All Tasmanians are being advised to book their vaccinations which can be done online via the government's coronavirus website or by calling the public health line on 1800 671 738.
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