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:

Kevin Anderson

New emergency measures to protect tenants

Residential tenants and landlords facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will receive increased support and greater certainty from the NSW Nationals in Government’s new temporary rental measures. The six-month support package includes a moratorium on applications for forced evictions due to rental arrears for those financially disadvantaged by the pandemic, and new…

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Free preschool for up to six months

Parents in NSW will not have to pay preschools fees for up to six months thanks to a $51 million funding package announced by the NSW Nationals in Government. The Government has also committed up to $82 million to support 260 council childcare centres who are not eligible for the JobKeeper payments. Minister for Education…

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Targeted support for the arts

To help the Arts sector deal with the devastating impact of COVID-19, which has seen performances cancelled, venues closed and many performers and crew hit by the loss of gigs, the Federal Nationals in Government are committing $27 million in targeted support across three particularly vulnerable areas of specific need. In regional Australia, many artists…

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