Responding to Covid19

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Government response

Both State and Federal Governments have also prepared a number of responses to the virus:

NSW Government
Australian Government

Get in touch with health authorities here:

NSW Health
Department of Health

Stay informed

State and federal governments are continuing to respond to the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

It is vital that people take advice from official sources (see links above).

You can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Stay safe

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from
catching flu or other respiratory illness:

  • clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol
  • cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with tissue
  • avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • stay home if you are sick

Latest COVID-19 updates:

Gurmesh Singh

More time to apply for small business grants

Small businesses highly impacted by COVID-19 have more time to submit applications for up to $10,000 in Small Business Support Fund grants. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the grants were designed to help small businesses pay for unavoidable expenses including utilities, rates and supplier costs. “Small businesses are the backbone of…

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Health reform secures record public hospital funding

Public hospitals across Australia will have record funding for the next five years after all states and territories signed onto the Australian Government’s new health reform agreement. This record funding agreement will deliver more doctors, more nurses and more services across public hospitals in every state and territory. This commitment ensures the Australian health system…

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Country showground upgrades to create local jobs

Please note, this photo was taken before social distancing measures were implemented Showgrounds across the state are set to receive funding from the NSW Nationals in Government to upgrade facilities and help create local jobs. NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin announced Alstonville, Mullumbimby, Bonalbo, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Nimbin and Tenterfield showgrounds were…

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