Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the world. Tasmania’s first confirmed case was reported on 2nd March.

 

Page last updated 11 May 2020:

  • Please note information is changing quickly,
  • Tasmania's restrictions can differ to other States and Territories, please check www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au for Tasmania specific information
  • In some cases the details of announced measures are still to be released, where so the website for the organisation's Coronavirus page is shown until more is known

For information on recovery efforts: https://www.rdatasmania.org.au/coronavirus-recovery/

Quick links to scroll down:

  1. Tasmanian Government
  2. Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  3. Australian Government
  4. Banks and Financial Institutions
  5. Professional Business Services
  6. Economic Development Practitioners
  7. Mental Health and COVID-19
  8. Tasmanian News and Media

Tasmanian Government

Information hub to connect you to all Tasmanian Government news and service information:

https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

Roadmap to Recovery

https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/roadmap-to-recovery

A staged approach of lifting of restrictions has been planned to guide us back in a way that will continue to reduce the risk to the community of COVID-19.

The easing of restrictions will continue to be based on Public Health advice. Changes will be made depending on Tasmania's circumstances.

Assistance for Small Business

https://www.business.tas.gov.au/coronavirus_information

Telephone: 1800 440 026

Emergency COVID-19 online form to register impact on your business

Digital Ready responding to COVID-19

Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a statewide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small businesses

Work Safe Tasmania guidance on eliminating or managing the risks arising from COVID-19

Factsheets

Tasmania Support and Stimulus Package

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Workers Compensation in Tasmania

Assistance for Small Business

Assistance for Households

Tasmanian border restrictions

Border restrictions exemptions - businesses (20 March 2020)

Border restrictions exemptions - compassionate (20 March 2020)

Border restriction exemption - other (20 March 2020)

Information for Fly-in Fly-out Workers (22 March 2020)

Private airstrips closed to interstate traffic (25 March 2020)

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

TCCI Business Hotline: 1300 559 112 is a triage for all business enquiries

Workplace Relations Advice

Australian Government

Coronavirus information and support for business

Hotline for small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week, 7am to 11pm 13 28 46

https://business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business

JobKeeper payment; to support businesses to keep Australians in work, $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise information to manage your finances and mental helath

Fairwork Ombudsman

Relief for commercial tenancies

Help with your energy bills

Restrictions of Non-Essential Services

International Freight Assistance

Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off

Backing Business Investment (BBI)

Boosting cash flow for employers

Supporting Apprentices and Trainees

Employer and business obligations

Assistance for affected regions, communities and industries

Support available for Sole Traders

Support available for Employers

Support available for Companies

Increased and accelerated income support

Early access to superannuation

Supporting the flow of credit

Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses

Tax support

Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

COVID-19, Visa Holders and Border Arrangements

Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Current situation and case numbers

News and media related to COVID-19

National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC)

Department of Social Services

The Department is supporting individuals and families affected by Coronavirus through a range of measures:

https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-support

Information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) or looking for more details:

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19

Factsheets

Information for employers

Banks and Financial Institutions

Australian Banking Association Support during COVID-19

ANZ: COVID-19

Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Coronavirus Support

NAB: Customer support during Coronavirus

Westpac: COVID-19 Customer Support

Bank of Us: COVID-19

Bank of Heritage Isle: Latest News

MyState: COVID-19 Information

Bendigo Bank: Coronavirus Assistance

Professional Business Services

CPA Australia: Resources for businesses managing through COVID-19

Ruddicks Chartered Accountants: COVID-19 Info Hub

Telstra: Supporting small business through COVID-19

Economic Development Practitioners

Economic Development Australia Economic Recovery Hub

Cities Leadership Institute Proactive Local Actions to Solve a Global Problem – COVID 19

SEGRA Conversations for Regional Australia about COVID-19

Mental Health and COVID-19

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Lifeline - 13 11 14

MensLine - 1300 78 99 78

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732

Tasmanian News Media

ABC Radio Hobart website

The Mercury [Paywall]

The Examiner [Paywall]

The Advocate [Paywall]