Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

On Thursday 19 March, 2020, Tasmania declared a state of emergency under division 4, of Part 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2006. We have decided to temporarily replace our homepage with a repository of reliable information relating to COVID-19, the Coronavirus.

 

We urge Tasmanians to act on public health advice to protect themselves and others, and to only share information and public health advice if it originates from an authoritative source.

 

Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website

 

Health Advice Hotlines

Tasmanian public health hotline

Australian Government coronavirus health information line

 

General Health Advice

Coronavirus Advice (Tasmanian Department of health)

Coronavirus Advice (Australian Department of health)

Advice on protective measures (World Health Organization)

Coronavirus Q&A (World Health Organization)

Mental health advice (Beyond Blue)

 

Information on support services

Information for Job Seekers (Australian Government)

Eligibility information for payments for self-isolated persons (Australian Government)

Woolworths dedicated shopping hour for older Tasmanians and Tasmanians living with a disability

Coles dedicated shopping hour for older Tasmanians and Tasmanians living with a disability

Facilities with capacity for boarding the pets of those confined or hospitalised with covid-19

 

Advice for People with Specific Health Conditions

Lung Conditions (Lung Foundation Australia)

Cancer (Cancer Council of Tasmania)

Heart Disease and Stroke (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)

Diabetes (Diabetes Australia)

Immune-compromised (Australian Rheumatology Association)

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C (Hepatitis Australia)

 

Quality news and information sources

ABC Coronacast

World Health Organization updates

British Medical Journal

The Lancet