Advice for shoppers

Last Updated: 09 Nov 2020 9:02am

While retailers will have practices in place to ensure adequate physical distancing in their stores, it is your responsibility to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and any other person, where it is safe and possible to do so.

Tips before you go shopping

  • Do not go to the shops if you are unwell.
  • Wash your hands before you go shopping.
  • Be prepared: make a list before you go.

While at a retail store or shopping centre

  • When queuing, keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Look out for markings on the ground and ensure that you follow them. Do not crowd others.
  • Be patient and tolerant of other customers - shopping may take longer than usual.
  • Be kind to shop staff and maintain your distance from them. Use a card to pay rather than cash if possible.
  • Follow any hygiene directions posted at the entry to stores.
  • Be mindful of frequently touched surfaces such as trolleys and shopping baskets.

General hygiene

  • Use a tissue (or the inside of your elbow) to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Be sure to put the tissue in the rubbish bin straight after use.
  • Wash and dry your hands before and after shopping.

It’s every Tasmanian's role to help keep Tasmania safe

If you are concerned people are not complying with quarantine or gathering restrictions, you can call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or report it online.