The usual thing to do is have a workflow for the main issue that includes a condition "can not close this issue when it has open sub-tasks". That condition is a standard one available in JIRA off-the-shelf. A second option is in JIRA Software - a main issue can be moved to done when its last sub-task is closed.
With a little bit of code (provided by add-ons), there are variants - automatically transitioning sub-tasks when a main issue changes, or changing issues based on issue links rather than sub-tasks.
Edit the workflow for Task 1, and look at the "conditions" on the transition into "done". You will want to add the "sub task blocking" condition to it (you don't need to worry about the sub-task workflow having this condition, or if there are no sub-tasks on a parent - if there are no sub-tasks, it won't block anything)
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