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Tasmanians Ordered to Stay at Home

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From midnight tonight Tasmanians are ordered to stay at home. Premier Gutwein announced the order this morning. He said there will be enforcement and penalties will be in place. “Stand with me and do all that we possibly can,” he said. Acceptable reasons for leaving the primary place of residence are: shopping for essential supplies […]

From midnight tonight Tasmanians are ordered to stay at home.

Premier Gutwein announced the order this morning. He said there will be enforcement and penalties will be in place.

“Stand with me and do all that we possibly can,” he said.

Acceptable reasons for leaving the primary place of residence are:

Any encounters outside the family group can only be a maximum of two people

“We need to take community responsibility,” he urged. “I encourage all Tasmanians to join with us and beat this thing.”

He said he had asked the department to look at on-the-spot fines for people breaking the order, probably in the range of $750-$1000. Currently the available penalties are a maximum fine of $16,800 and/or six months in prisons.

He called on Tasmanians to abide by the rules.

He said he understood there were national discussions happening around childcare and that there may be advice issued this week.

Shacks

People currently at a shack or holiday house can stay there, or return. They should not plan to move between places after the order comes into effect.

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Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/03/tasmanians-ordered-to-stay-at-home/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tasmanians-ordered-to-stay-at-home

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