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COVID-19

The COVID-19 threat has forced the world to re-think how we operate and live. In Australia, maintaining business operations, supporting staff members and restructuring work environments is challenging enough.

Remaining up to date with ever-changing Federal and State Government subsidies, policies and restrictions just add another level of complexity for employers and employees.

This page has been created to provide APPMA Members and Industry personnel, assistance in navigating Federal and State Government policies, subsidies and restrictions related to COVID-19.

This page will be updated regularly as more information is made available.


Latest News

March 28, 2020
Karen Andrews MP clarifies essential services for APPMA members.
Read HERE.

May 8, 2020
Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia

Following the National Cabinet Meeting on May 8, the Federal Government released the ‘Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia’.

States & Territories will ‘cut and paste’ this to suit their relevant circumstances. But, the aim of the Federal Government is that all three steps will be complete, nationally, by the end of July 2020.

The 3-step plan will be reviewed every three weeks.

Please see the below pdf, direct from the National Press Conference:
Download Here

May 11, 2020
States & Territories announce their COVIDSafe Roadmaps

Since the Federal Government announced the ‘Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia’, States & Territories have announced their own timelines based on the Federal guidelines.

The APPMA have summarised this in a simple document, broken down by State and Territory. You can download it below:


Packaging and Processing Machinery Industry State by State Information and Support Services Directory.

Initially published: April 3, 2020

Latest Update: April 16, 2020
Download HERE.


Mental Health Resources

Head to Health

Head to Health is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic.

This page covers where to get the facts about the COVID-19 outbreak, tips for maintaining good mental health, information on how to access mental health services, information for parents, and how to keep older Australians safe and connected by helping them get established online.

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

The free service, funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Beyond Blue, is available around the clock, delivering clear, evidence-based information, advice and support specifically tailored to the mental health and wellbeing challenges raised by the pandemic.

Through a digital site, the service offers easy access to a broad range of supports from online wellbeing tips and self-help tools, to phone counselling from trained mental health professionals and peer to peer support.