Coronavirus Recovery

Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) economic and social recovery

 Page last updated 10 June 2020:

  •  Please note information is changing quickly

What is recovery?

Tasmania is recovering from the social and economic impacts caused by the coronavirus.

There have been business closures, supply chain challenges and market losses causing stress and hardship for many. Things have changed and if Tasmania can't return to what it was, recovery efforts will try and lead it to something better.

Recovery involves strategically overcoming or working around blockages that exist because of coronavirus and is the focus of many, including the RDA Tasmania Committee.

To understand our position on how Tasmania should manage the social and economic impacts of the pandemic we developed some direction around key principles that we consider important to support economic recovery, and how regions should approach the design of ‘economic recovery projects’.

The principles relate to:

  • Place based approach
  • Wrap around support
  • Regional coordination
  • Scale and scope
  • Projects of priority
  • Gap bridging projects
  • Productive capacity
  • Local decision making
  • Timing and flexibility

To learn more about these principles please read RDA Tasmania's COVID-19 Principles for Recovery

How can we help?

RDA Tasmania can assist anyone working on a recovery projects, for example by leading them through the key principles of a successful economic development project or by connecting them to government and other forms of support.

We are also engaged with the Premier's Economic and Social Recovery Council, read more about them below.

Useful links:

Tasmanian Government

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

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.

Premier's Economic and Social Recovery Council

The Council work will focus on making recommendations on measures that can be implemented by Government, the community and the private sector to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and recover from it.



Information on the recovery of Tasmania’s visitor economy for the tourism and hospitality industry


This site provides updates on markets and logistics, and links through to the Government's extensive business support programs

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

Plan your recovery

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

Fairwork Ombudsman

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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

Workplace Relations Advice

Economic Development Practitioners

Economic Development Australia Economic Recovery Hub

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