Emergency Relief Payments For Those In Isolation – Tasmania

Emergency relief payments for casual workers and people on low incomes forced to self-isolate.

Tasmania is the first state government to announce one-off emergency relief payments for casual workers and people on low incomes forced to self-isolate. Individuals can receive $250 and $1000 for families forced to self-isolate.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has prepared a $420 million stimulus package to support Tasmania as we tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One-off payments of $250 for individuals or up to $1,000 for families, for those who are required by Public Health to self-isolate as a result of the coronavirus.

This will be available to casual workers and those on low incomes. Funding for this measure will be uncapped.

Self-isolation requires an individual to stay home or in a hotel for 14 days with no outside contact. International travellers coming into Tasmania are also required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Eligibility

  • This will be available to casual workers and those on low incomes. Funding for this measure will be uncapped.
  • Includes those with a Health Care Card or a Pensioners Concession Card and those on low incomes who can demonstrate a need for financial support, including casual workers.

 

FAQs

  • Casual workers and people on low incomes.
  • Individuals and families.
  • Individuals can receive $250
  • Families can receive $1000

Self-isolation requires an individual to stay home or in a hotel for 14 days with no outside contact.

International travellers coming into Tasmania are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

For Tasmania-specific information and updates, visit the Tasmanian Government Department of Health website at www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus and follow the Department of Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthtas.

Emergency Relief Payments For Those In Isolation - Tasmania - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is eligible?

  • Casual workers and people on low incomes.
  • Individuals and families.

How much assistance is available?

  • Individuals can receive $250
  • Families can receive $1000

What is self isolation?

Self-isolation requires an individual to stay home or in a hotel for 14 days with no outside contact.

I'm traveling to Tasmania, do I need to self isolate?

International travellers coming into Tasmania are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

More information

For Tasmania-specific information and updates, visit the Tasmanian Government Department of Health website at www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus and follow the Department of Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthtas.

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