COVID-19: Declaration of a State Emergency

25 Apr 2020

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein declared a State of Emergency for Tasmania on 18 March 2020 in response to COVID-19. The State Control Centre has been activated, meaning the whole-of-government response to COVID-19 is being led by the State Controller - Commissioner of Police, Darren Hine - in close liaison with the Director of Public Health, Mark Veitch.

The Tasmanian Government extended the Declaration of a State of Emergency on 11 June 2020, for four weeks to 9 July. The Government advised this is necessary to uphold the relevant directions in place to respond to the pandemic.