October 18, 2021

Updated 19 October 2021

The Premier announced that the lockdown in Southern Tasmania will end at 6pm on Monday 18 October but some restrictions, including wearing face masks, will remain in place until 6pm Friday 22 October in the 12 declared local government areas listed below.  For details of restrictions that will remain after 6pm today, please visit Southern Tasmanian current restrictions | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and follow the links to Southern Tasmanian restrictions | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for detailed information, including advice about Face mask restrictions for Southern Tasmania | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) .

Local government areas

  • Brighton Council
  • Central Highlands Council
  • Clarence City Council
  • Derwent Valley Council
  • Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council
  • Glenorchy City Council
  • Hobart City Council
  • Huon Valley Council
  • Kingborough Council
  • Sorell Council
  • Southern Midlands Council
  • Tasman Council


To continue to keep up-to-date, please visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Information on this site is updated regularly and will change due to Public Health advice.  The ECU will work to provide emails to let you know when there have been major updates where possible.

The ECU has information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Education and Care with links back to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and will follow the Education and Care Unit COVID-19 Response Plan – Education and Care as restrictions ease.  This week the ECU won’t conduct monitoring visits to services and will only do planned virtual A&R connections after a discussion with the provider or service and with their agreement to go ahead.  In the event of a high risk complaint or notification we may need to conduct an urgent investigation.  Any urgent or high risk investigation will be conducted either virtually or by following COVID safe practices.


Please ask if you have any questions or if there are ways we can best work with you or provide support as restrictions ease.