Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

World Health Organisation

Australian Government – Department of Health

NSW Government – Health

NSW Government – COVID-19 and Cross Border Management

Primary Health Network Hunter New England and Central Coast

Media Release – New Coronavirus Collection Facility Opens in Tamworth

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Close Campgrounds and High Visitation Areas

National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principals

Support for Businesses

Service NSW – Grants, Loans & Financial Assistance

Service NSW Business Concierge

Service NSW – Emergency Relief Packages –  If you, or someone you know is in need, please call 13 77 88

Business Connect

Training Services NSW

Australian Government – Support for Businesses & JobKeeper Payment

Australian Government – Business

Australian Tax Office

NSW Government – Stimulus Package

Support For Coronavirus-Impacted Workers And Business In New England – The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Australian Sports Foundation – Sports Recovery Grants Now Open

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

COVID-19 (coronavirus) FAQS for the Liquor and Gaming Industries

Share Your Experience to Help Shape Government Support – COVID-19 Effects on Businesses Survey

Support for Individuals & Households

Australian Government – The Treasury – Supporting Individuals and Households

Australian Government – Department of Social Services

Training Services NSW – COVID-19 Update

Mental Health and Well-being

NSW Government  $73 Million to Support Mental Wellness During COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 – Factsheet of Online Supports

World Health Organisation – Mental Health Considerations

R U OK? – Staying Connected is More Important Than Ever – A Conversation Could Change a Life.

Lifeline – Mental Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Red Cross Online Support

Head to Health COVID-19 Support

Beyond Blue

Black Dog Institute

Emerging Minds. National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health: Talking to Children About Natural Disasters, Traumatic Events, or Worries About the Future

GIVIT is currently offering support for a number of campaigns including COVID-19

Headspace – Information for Young People Affected by Stress Related to COVID-19

Kids Helpline

You Got This Mate

The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) has recently launched a new website called Digital Lunchbreak. This youth friendly platform has collated all the wonderful resources and activities that have recently emerged for children and young people in response to COVID-19. The new Digital Lunchbreak website assists children and young people with finding online resources and activities to do at home in their lunchbreak, around learning hours and on weekends during the current social distancing measures.