Commonwealth and State Information

3 Step Framework for a COVID Safe Australia

Announced 8 May 2020

Each State government will determine when the easing of restrictions will commence from 8 May 2020 in three steps.  The detail of the framework is available here:

Health agencies

Key COVID-19 related health information and updates from commonwealth, state or territory public health agencies are available at the following links:

Commonwealth
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

ACT
https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

NSW
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Northern Territory
https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/

Queensland
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

South Australia

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid+2019/coronavirus+disease+2019+covid-19

Tasmania
https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus

Victoria
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Western Australia
https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

 

Community information, public health orders and related resources

Additional resources and information, including about the current COVID-19 related restrictions, can be found at the following State government websites:

ACT

The latest news on COVID-19 in the ACT https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/latest-news

NSW

Information and advice for communities and businesses in NSW https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

NSW Public Health Orders https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/covid-19-latest.aspx#pho

Northern Territory

NT government news, updates and alerts https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/

Updated guidance on events and gatherings https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/community-advice/gatherings

Chief Health Officer Directions https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/chief-health-officer-directions

Queensland

Queensland government information and updates https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Chief Health Officer public health directions https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers

Queensland government Public Health and Other Legislation (Public Health Emergency) Amendment Bill 2020  https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/bill.first.exp/bill-2020-005

South Australia

SA Health Department updates and resources (see links to updated public health emergency  restrictions) https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/Public+Content/SA+Health+Internet/Health+topics/Health+topics+A+-+Z/COVID+2019/COVID-19+Response/

SA government updates https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Mass Gatherings Direction https://governmentgazette.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/public/documents/gazette/2020/March/2020_021.pdf

Tasmania

Tasmanian government latest advice and updates https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

Tasmanian Department of Health information (also see links on this page to public health orders)  https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus

Updated guidance on implementing venue closures as at 26 March https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/397204/Venue_Closures.pdf

Victoria

Victorian Health Department information and daily updates https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update

Announcements about new measures and restrictions in Victoria (including Stage 3 restrictions)  https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirusresponse

Chief Health Officer directions https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/state-emergency

Western Australia

WA government latest updates https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-latest-updates

Prohibited Gatherings direction https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/prohibited-gatherings-directions

Preventative Restriction of Activities directions https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/preventative-restriction-of-activities-directions