The coronavirus situation is constantly changing as new measures are introduced.
With that in mind, The Northern Daily Leader will be bringing you the latest news as it comes to light - all in one location.
With a focus on local issues, we will update this story with all the latest news so you don't have to go digging around for all the information.
If you want the latest happenings on a national scale, head to the bottom of this story where you'll find the Australian Community Media live blog.
HNELHD CASES HIT 167
Another 25 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Hunter New England.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON COVID-19
How did we get here? How do we deal with it? and how does it affect me?
That's what you need to know and that's what we're looking at answering in this one-stop shop.
TAMWORTH CASES RISE TO NINE
The Tamworth region has recorded two new cases of coronavirus in the latest statistics released by NSW Health on Friday.
NSW GETS SECOND STIMULUS
NSW business and charity groups have welcomed the state government's latest stimulus measures aimed at keeping businesses afloat and supporting the vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.
MEASURES RAMPED UP
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stopped well short of a nationwide lockdown but did announce that from midnight Saturday, states and territories will quarantine all arrivals in hotels for two weeks.
HAVING A BIT OF FUN
TWO neighbours are doing their bit to help spread humour throughout their street as the community practices self distancing and self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TRC SHUTS PLAYGROUNDS
Tamworth's playgrounds are silent, with the Council today locking up the city's play spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19.
STORES SHUT UP SHOP
It's a sad day for many business owners and franchisees around Tamworth and the wider New England who have had to lay off staff as closures continue.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Find out what businesses are still open.
PLAY EQUIPMENT BANS
Play equipment at close to 150 parks around the region are no longer allowed to be used.
DANCERS GO DIGITAL
When the first government measures to slow the spread of coronavirus were brought in, Kellie Singh knew she had to change how Tamworth City Dance Academy [TCDA] delivered classes.
CANCELLED EVENTS COST ECONOMY
The economy has been dealt an $18 million blow in cancelled Tamworth Regional Council events alone.
NSW TO ANNOUNCE 2ND STIMULUS
The NSW government is about to announce a second round of economic stimulus measures to help businesses as the number of coronavirus cases in the state tops 1000.
GROUP 4 DENIES ALLEGATIONS
Group 4 chairman Ray McCoy has been left "shattered" and incensed by what he claims is a baseless allegation centring on two rugby league clubs holding training sessions during the coronavirus epidemic.
PARKS SHUT DOWN
Numbers were looking promising for Copeton Dam and Lake Keepit over Easter but with holiday makers and non-essential travel banned as of midnight Thursday, their hopes of getting back on track after the extended drought and fires have been dashed.
A BATTLE TO KEEP DOORS OPEN
Last night Babette Hardman thought she'd be closing her doors. Today she's still back at the tools.
TAMWORTH TOPS THE REGION
New data reveals Tamworth has topped the region with seven diagnosed COVID-19 cases.
BREACHES COULD RESULT IN FINES
Police are reminding locals that anybody found breaching new social distancing rules could face a fine or even jail time.
CASES RISE AGAIN
Another 21 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Hunter New England Health district.
POLICE CALL ON COMMUNITY TO RALLY
The call comes as Hunter New England Health announced it would provide specific COVID-19 case numbers for each local government area.
NSW HEALTH TO BREAK DOWN CASES BY LOCAL GOVT AREA
NSW Health will provide specific COVID-19 case numbers for each local government area.
COL MURRAY BLASTS CORONAVIRUS COMPLACENCY
Mayor Col Murray blasted coronavirus complacency in Tamworth today, saying locals were putting themselves and others at risk of contracting the deadly COVID-19 if they didn't heed the call to self-isolate.
FUNERAL, HAIRCUT RESTRICTIONS EASED
The 30-minute restriction on haircuts has been lifted as the federal government tinkers with measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.
MIGRANTS FACE UNCERTAIN TIMES
Multiculturalism advocate Eddie Whitham has called on the Australian government to support migrants who are "stuck in a time warp" due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Indoor gyms and fitness centres have been forced to shut their doors as the Australian government tries to contain COVID-19 but some are adapting.
HNEH CASES PASS 100
Now 103 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Hunter New England Health (HNEH) district.
MARSHALL CONDEMNS HNEH
An angry Adam Marshall spoke out on Wednesday, after Hunter New England Health stopped providing him with updates on the coronavirus pandemic.
UNE MOVES INTO STAGE TWO
University of New England vice Chancellor, professor Brigid Heywood has said UNE was progressing to Stage 2 of its COVID-19 management plan from advice to limit physical interactions, and thin out on-campus attendance.
TAMWORTH TURNS INTO A GHOST TOWN
It was just after 3pm on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in the Tamworth CBD when Leader photographer Peter Hardin took to the streets.
ICONIC PUB CLOSES
One of Tamworth's most iconic pubs has had to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAN ALLEGEDLY CLAIMS TO HAVE CORONAVIRUS, COUGHS ON POLICE
Police will allege in court that the man claimed he had COVID-19 and intentionally coughed at the police officer when he was asked to submit to a breath test.
VIRGIN SUSPENDS FLIGHTS
Virgin Australia will suspend all its flights into Tamworth Airport from Friday night.
TRUCKIES HIT HIGH GEAR
The region's freight and logistics companies are preparing to serve the community for the long haul, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SHUTDOWN OF BUSINESSES EXTENDED
The government has tightened the shutdown further, closing food courts, open homes and beauty salons other than hairdressers from midnight on Wednesday.
CASE CONFIRMED IN TAMWORTH
At least one Tamworth couple are in self-isolation after Greg Butler contracted COVID-19 on the Ruby Princess cruise ship in Sydney last week.
VISITORS CENTRE REMAINS OPEN
The Tamworth Visitors Information Centre will remain open but the dedicated volunteers who give their time to operate centre are taking a break due to health risks related to COVID-19.
TRC business and community director John Sommerland said council staff will ensure the centre remains open.
"We want to keep the centre open so we can provide information to visitors to the city,'' he said.
"We expect this is likely not to be tourist type information, but more so service information."
The closure of both the Nundle and Manilla visitor information outlets was announced last week after health concerns prompted volunteers to decide to step back for the time being. Visitor information in Barraba is provided by staff at council's office in Queen Street which remains open.
CASES CONFIRMED IN INVERELL
The two cases are the first confirmed instances of the virus recorded in the Northern Tablelands region.
MOTEL OFFERS ISOLATION SUITES
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip the region, some Tamworth motels are implementing measures to help increase business.
TOUGH TIMES FOR FARMER
In six months, Kentucky farmer Margaret Yarnold has survived Australia's worst drought, a water crisis and lost a home to a deadly bushfire. Joining an hour-long unemployment queue outside Tamworth Centrelink this morning was just another trial.
FREE TOILET PAPER WITH A HOT MEAL
A hot meal will be accompanied by an even hotter commodity for Meals on Wheels clients, after Woolworths donated packs of toilet paper for the charity to deliver.
CRUISE SHIP CASES ACCOUNT FOR 20 CONFIRMED IN 24 HOURS
Hunter New England Health has announced a surge of 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
COMMUNITY HOUR EXTENDED TO EMERGENCY AND HEALTH WORKERS
Coles is dedicating two community hour shopping periods per week to emergency services and healthcare workers, who are essential to protecting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARE YOU OPEN FOR BUSINESS?
With so many changes happening, The Northern Daily Leader has created a form where businesses can enter their details to inform NDL readers of how owners and managers are now running their stores and shops.
HOSPITAL SURGERIES POSTPONED
Hunter New England Health has announced it will postpone non-urgent elective surgeries to allow for staff training and provide more capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PARLIAMENT PASSES VIRUS PACKAGES
A series of bills was approved on Monday night, with two packages worth $17.6 billion and $66 billion at the heart of the Morrison government's response.
CASES RISE IN HNELHD
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter has reached 47, as Hunter New England Health postpones non-urgent surgeries to prepare for an expected surge in cases.
COVID-19 TEST CLINIC ON THE CARDS
A COVID-19 test clinic could be a week to 10-days from set-up in Tamworth.
GREYHOUND TRACKS TO CLOSE
Tamworth Greyhound Racing Club president Robert Munn said he had a "gut feeling" that the track could be shut down as the sport battles to continue racing through the coronavirus crisis.
POLICE STEP UP SUPERMARKET PATROLS
OXLEY police have stepped up patrols of supermarkets and other "essential" services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COUPLE TRAPPED IN PERU
It was meant to be the tourism adventure of a lifetime. But when Tamworth resident Sharon Stuart learned Peru planned to shut all borders and lock down the country with no warning to stop COVID-19, it became a nightmare.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY LAUNCHED
Tamworth Regional Council have created a "quick stop shop" for locals to find out about the opening hours and operations at businesses around town.
PUBS CALL LAST DRINKS
Tamworth customers snuck in for a final drink on Monday as the city's pub scene prepared to enact a national ban on sit-down custom.
AELEC, DOME, POOLS CLOSE
Tamworth Regional Council pools have closed after stricter measures were brought in to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
PUBS AND CLUBS CLOSED
Australia's clubs, pubs and restaurants are just some of the venues that have been ordered to close from midday Monday.
Three libraries in the Tamworth Local Government Area will close.
BRACING FOR SHUTDOWN AS MORE CASES CONFIRMED
Another 12 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus [covid-19] at the weekend in the Hunter New England Health district, bringing the total to 30. The news comes as Premier Glady Berejiklian announced today that NSW would go into "comprehensive shutdown" of non-essential services.
BUSINESS GRANTS DOUBLED
As businesses around the country face drastic reductions in trade and the likelihood of a forced shutdown, the government has substantially beefed up the suite of grants and tax breaks it announced just two weeks ago.
A large number of events have been cancelled or postponed after the Australian government introduced measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
FATHER IN SECRET SELF-ISOLATION
Sara Crowe's family home in Tamworth seems unremarkable, her little boys Koby and Cooper FaceTime their father Rick on his business trip in the US. Except Rick isn't in the US, he's self-isolated in the room next door.
HEARINGS DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19
Dates for dozens of local court cases in Tamworth and Armidale have been rescheduled as the justice system grapples with the health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
ONLINE HUB BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE
When Jody Ekert set up Tamworth True, she had no idea the Facebook group would take on a life of its own.
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT DOUBLED
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the effective doubling of the dole and a big increase in benefits, boosting benefits by $225 a week.
MORE CASES CONFIRMED IN HNEHD
An additional eight people have been diagnosed in the region as local health officials announce there could already be some "low level spread" in the community.
WHAT FOUR SQUARE METRES LOOKS LIKE
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday that venues will only be able to let in one person per four square metres.
STIMULUS TO PROTECT BUSINESSES
The federal government will tip another $66 billion into Australian small and medium-sized businesses to help them keep paying staff as the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak sweep through the economy.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
AS the Coronavirus pandemic challenges the economy, several local businesses are using lateral thinking to serve the community and ensure healthy practices.
BUSINESSES GET INVENTIVE
Tamworth venues are "reinventing" wedding celebrations as a rapidly changing coronavirus situation forces them to think outside the box ... literally.
HNEH CASES SPIKE
Five more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the Hunter New England Health (HNEH) district
Forum 6 manager Grant Lee said it was a crucial time for not only the cinemas but all small businesses in Tamworth.
LESS COUNCIL MEETINGS?
Council meetings could be halved for the next three months to limit the spread of coronavirus [covid-19].
NEW 4-SQUARE METRE RULE
Restaurants, bars, pubs and other venues are now being forced to comply with an indoor limit of one person for every four square metres.
SUPPORT GROUP SET UP
Emma Hall decided to start a Facebook group called the Tamworth isolation and grocery support group.
The community is built on helping each other out. People who need help buying groceries or those who want to lend a hand are encouraged join the group.
MASS WILL CONTINUE IN CATHOLIC CHURCHES
Anyone with flu-like symptoms and those who are more at risk from coronavirus are being urged not to attend church, as the Catholic Diocese of Armidale attempts to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
HUGE LOSSES FOR CATERING BUSINESS
A catering service in Tamworth estimates a loss of $400,000 in business and has been forced to slash casual staff as tighter restrictions are implemented to combat the coronavirus crisis.
ARMIDALE TO SYDNEY SERVICE GOES
REGIONAL Express [Rex] is the latest airline to take a hit amid coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic travel concerns.
BUTCHERY SALES SURGE
Customers at one butchery are buying 8-10 kilograms of meat on average while another has had to shut down its online store because demand was too high.
IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE PINCHING LOO PAPER TO STOP
Less than six months ago, we saw the absolute best of the true blue Aussie spirit as bushfires ravaged the nation. Fast forward to the coronavirus crisis and we're seeing the worst.
TWO MORE CASES CONFIRMED IN HNELHD
Hunter New England Health confirmed on Thursday afternoon that two new patients had contracted the COVID-19 but the number of people presenting to Gunnedah and Tamworth hospitals for testing for COVID-19 isn't high
TAMWORTH CUP RESCHEDULED
The coronavirus epidemic has hit Tamworth greyhound racing hard, with crowds shut out of meetings.
GOVT CLOSES BORDERS
All non-citizens and residents will be banned from coming to Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday.
QANTAS FLIGHTS SLASHED
Qantas has taken a knife to its regional flight services from Tamworth. Return flights from Sydney have been drastically slashed and the hyped new Brisbane to Tamworth service cut altogether.
NEW MEASURES AT COUNCIL
Tamworth Regional Council has introduced tougher measures to limit any potential spread of the coronavirus.
SELF ISOLATION VIOLATION
In Tamworth, a member of the community who wished to remain anonymous said he tried to report a known self-quarantine breach and was turned away from both the Police Assistance Line and National Coronavirus [covid-19] Helpline.
FOUR NEW CASES IN HUNTER NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT
Another four people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD).
SELF-ISOLATION - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
A lot of questions are being raised around self-isolation. Who needs to do it? Where can I do it? Can I go outside? The Australian government has provided this guide to answer all your questions.
CEO CALLS FOR CALM
The boss of the nation's biggest supermarket chain has urged its customers not to buy more groceries than they need, assuring skittish shoppers "we do not have a supply issue".
BUSINESS AS USUAL
Businesses are being encouraged to explore avenues to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
DELIVERY CURFEW REMOVED
A blanket exemption from delivery curfews has been applied to supermarkets across the city.
SCHOOLS TO REMAIN OPEN...FOR NOW
Schools will remain open for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus crisis with governments heeding advice that closing them would have dire consequences.
INDOOR GATHERINGS OF 100 OR MORE BANNED
The government has banned inside gatherings of 100 people or more, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday.
MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIES
Health advocates are warning that increased isolation due to coronavirus concerns may result in a spate of mental health problems.
BORDER TO REMAIN OPEN
Australia will not close its borders in the wake of the coronavirus, the head of Australian Border Force has said.
CASES CONFIRMED IN HNELHD
The total number of cases of COVID-19 in the Hunter New England sits at seven as of Tuesday.
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ICU BEDS IN TAMWORTH
There are just 12 Intensive Care Unit beds at Tamworth Hospital but Hunter New England Health chief executive Susan Heyman said the hospital is doing everything it can to increase bed capacity and staff.
Panic buyers have forced Tamworth Regional Council to consider a lift on delivery curfews to the supermarket.
FAQS ON CORONAVIRUS
Dr Lisa Sedger and Professor Michael Wallach - both from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney - shed light on everything from 'Can you get it twice?' to 'How long after you've recovered can you go back to your normal life?' and 'How far off is a vaccine?'
A number of council-related activities and operations have been affected by the risks surrounding coronavirus.
Q&A WITH A HEALTH EXPERT
Hunter New England Health's director of health protection, Dr David Durrheim, spoke to Australian Community Media about the virus and what the community can do to limit its spread.
CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR ORGANISERS
Tamworth Regional Council events manager Barry Harley says committees face a "real challenge" over the next 12 months.
The Tamworth Netball Association (TNA) has been left "cranky" after complimentary hand sanitiser was stolen at Monday night's games.
DISABLED, ELDERLY ACCESS TO SUPERMARKETS
Following in the footsteps of Woolworths, Coles will introduce an elderly and disabled hour from Wednesday.
WHAT YOU CAN DO IN SELF-ISOLATION
Australians who have tested positive to COVID-19 have been advised to self-isolate at home.
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