COVID-19 Daily Life: Getting the Facts

COVID-19 (also called the coronavirus) and it's variants such as the Delta strain are changing the way we all do things, with social distancing and non-essential shut-downs a regular occurrence across Australia until the 90% vaccination threshold is reached. 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 be very familiar with coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also known, in the news or online. 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.

Unfortunately there are many sources of information that are circulated especially on social media that misrepresent the science and what is known about the virus. 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:

COVID-19 Bookings for vaccinations are being managed by a central website, these are available at pop-up clinics, in GP's and in some pharmacies. Vaccinations are free and vaccination is the most effective way of combating the virus and protecting your family, friends and the community, so get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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 using validated reliable sources of information will help you to follow the best advice as the COVID-19 situation changes locally and globally .