Premier authorises Netflix
"I'm asking people to sit on the couch and watch Netflix. Surely we can do that," Premier Peter Gutwein said on Wednesday morning.
Tasmania is moving to stage 2 restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, after the number of cases in the state jumped to 36 late on Tuesday.
Tasmania Police now has expanded powers to enforce isolation on non-essential arrivals in the state, and anyone else told to do so.
Officers will join border force officials at ports and airports, forcing people to either turn back to their point of departure, or go straight into isolation without stopping for supplies, with some basics handed out until other arrangements can be made.
People will be forced to pay for a quarantine hotel room for 14 days, unless in special circumstances.
Meanwhile public and Catholic schools will have 4 student-free days from April 6-9 in the leadup to the Easter holidays, to prepare teachers for online lessons next term.