The Tasmanian Government's highest priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians as we continue to act on the best advice we have available. 

It has been said many times that we are living in unprecedented times. For most people, never in their lifetime have they experienced such a large health and economic crisis. The impacts of COVID-19 are all pervasive for every member of society.

We have recently seen an easing of restrictions through the Government’s Roadmap to Recovery, and as we implement these gradual changes in in stages, it is imperative we don’t undo the good work that has been done and suffer a second wave of infections.

Although we are heading in the right direction, this issue continues to evolve constantly and I urge you to keep up to date with the latest information from the following sources:

Daily updates from Premier Peter Gutwein on Facebook

Tasmanian Government coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au 

Australian Government coronavirus website www.australia.gov.au  (includes Registration for people self-isolating to enable governments to provide direct support and information)

Australian Government Department of Health website and also their Facebook page 

Tasmanian Government Department of Health website and also their Facebook page 

The Australian Government has also developed an app for mobile phones.  The app is available through Apple (iOS) and Android. 

There is also a WhatsApp information chat service.  You will need to download the app to your phone or your computer.

Aurora and TasWater have also implemented assistance schemes and information is available on their websites.

Both the Tasmanian and Australian Governments have provided the most significant Social and Economic Support Packages in our history.  These measures are to ensure all Tasmanians have access to the help and assistance they need during this time, and that we are all best placed when we emerge on the other side of this virus.

Through the Roadmap to Recovery, following Our Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania and with your continued support, let's safely build a stronger Tasmania.

Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.