COVID-19 (also called the coronavirus) is changing the way we all do things for the next few months, with social distancing and non-essential shut-downs our new normal. To help you move with the times, stay connected and keep entertained, the Digital Ready for Daily Life program has put together info, tips, tricks, hacks and how-to’s for all things digital in your daily life.
By now you will have heard a lot about the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also known, in the news or online. As with any global emergency, the situation is moving very fast and information is changing rapidly. With so many channels to get news and opinion from - social media, the Internet, newspapers and TV, it's easy to get caught up in the uncertainty and fear and not know what and who to believe.
It's important to keep up to date with information and advice provided by reliable sources including the official Australian Government guidance. This information is regularly updated and based on the best possible advice as the situation changes.
For key advice and information on the coronavirus in Australia, visit the Department of Health website.
For the latest updates, including advice on the number of cases in each state and territory, read the Department of Health’s coronavirus news alert.
In Tasmania www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au aims to provide a single source of information for everyone. There are sections for families and the community, business and employees, travellers and visitors along with new fact sheets on how to keep yourself safe and where to tap into the latest support for industry, business, households and the community.
You can also get advice on the situation in Tasmania and other states using the links below:
- TAS — Department of Health and Human Services
- NSW — Department of Health
- VIC — Department of Health and Human Services
- QLD — Queensland Health
- WA — Department of Health
- SA — SA Health
- NT — Department of Health
- ACT — ACT Government Health
If you are unsure about what to do, call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080. Social distancing, good hand washing hygiene, social isolation if you have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 and quarantine if you are sick with the virus are the best ways we can all stay safe and stop the spread . Staying up to date will help you to follow the best advice. Although there are teams of people globally working towards finding an effective treatment, there is currently no vaccine and no cure, so staying home unless you are delivering an essential service is the clear message from all Governments.