Email By state political reporter Alexandra Humphries Posted March 31, 2020 06:04:47 Photo: Authorities are visiting homes in Tasmania and calling people to see they are abiding by self-isolation rules. (Supplied) Related Story: Arrest threat as Tasmania restricts travel, records first COVID-19 death Related Story: How each state will be enforcing the two-person rule on gatherings Map: TAS Tasmanian Police will use random checks to ensure people are adhering to tough new restrictions on their movements as part of Tasmania’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Key points:ADF, SES and TFS members will help police with spot checksFour weeks of new restrictions came into force at midnightThose not complying will face fines of up to $16,800 or six months in jail From today, Tasmanians are adapting to a new way of life with gatherings now restricted to two people — under threat of fines or imprisonment.The police force will receive help from Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, as well as State Emergency Service (SES) and Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) volunteers, to carry out spot checks.For at least the next four weeks, people are required to stay at home unless they are shopping for essential supplies, exercising, attending a medical appointment or providing support… Read full this story
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