COVID-19 information and changes to BIAT activities

March 27, 2020

An update from the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania in response to COVID-19, including our arrangement for staff during this time and how to contact us. [Last updated August 2020].

UPDATED August 2020

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is committed to playing our part in reducing the risk of infection and minimising the spread of COVID-19.

BIAT staff have now returned to the office, after a period of working from home.

BIAT has recommenced face-to-face events, including our Peer Support Group meetings and Custody for Life Program. COVID-19 safe practices are in place at all BIAT events.

Our Brain Injury Training sessions are now being held online. Find out more here.

Please note that the ABC building, where our office is located, has a number of COVID-19 safe practices in place for visitors, including the completion of a Visitor Declaration Form and temperature check prior to entering the building.

To contact BIAT please:


Phone: 03 6230 9800 or Freecall 1300 242 827

Write to us using our contact form

COVID-19 Information and Advice

There are a number of Tasmanian and National websites and freecall numbers dedicated to providing people with information and advice about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease.

The Australian Government Department of Social Services website has Information for people with disability and their supporters about COVID-19.

You can also call 1800 643 787 to talk to someone from the free Information Helpline for people with disability, their families and carers who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service on 133 677

To visit the Tasmanian Government dedicated Corona Virus website click here

Beyond Blue
has a dedicated coronavirus website with resources, tools and contacts to help you look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

To visit the Beyond Blue website click here

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has produced some coronavirus (COVID-19) information sheets.

You can download their Information Sheet: Tips for people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) - Adapting to the COVID-19 environment by clicking here.

Visit the APS website to find more coping strategies, including help with: anxiety, loneliness, mental health, and accessing health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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