The COVID-19 pandemic and associated health measures have had a significant impact on international, Australian and Tasmanian communities and economies with restrictions leading to widespread closures of businesses and community isolation across the world. The scale of the economic and social impacts is considerable.
In response to this, both the Australian and Tasmanian governments have announced significant support packages to assist the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians and support local businesses, community groups and the economy in the short-term.
The Tasmanian Government, together with the Australian Government, is also looking at strategies to minimise the medium and longer-term impact on our social fabric and the economy, to ensure that the Tasmanian community is well placed to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities that lie ahead.
The road to recovery will depend on a range of social and economic factors. Ongoing containment measures will impact the way all sectors of our society and economy operate.
We need to plan for a different future and look for opportunities to build a stronger Tasmania together.