About coronaviruses and COVID-19

Last Updated: 09 Mar 2022 9:12am

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by a type of coronavirus called severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Read more about COVID-19 on the World Health Organisation website.

Staying safe

Vaccination and COVID-safe behaviours are the best protection against COVID-19.

Find out if you're eligible for vaccination in Tasmania and learn about COVID-safe behaviours.

Symptoms and testing

Widespread testing of people across the community is vital to detect and manage any new cases of COVID-19.

Care if you have COVID-19

The care you need will be available if you receive a positive COVID-19 result.

Read about the care options available in Tasmania.