A second stimulus package will bring Tasmania's response to the coronavirus crisis to almost $1 billion.
Announcing the package to the Parliament on Thursday, Premier Peter Gutwein said the package had four elements: health, business, households and individuals, and the community.
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A provision of $150 million has been made available for the health sector.
"If that is not sufficient to combat this disease we will spend more," Mr Gutwein said.
Funding to public health services and GPs will be increased by $3 million to assist GPs, pharmacists and dentists to obtain necessary supplies to protect themselves and the community.
To support mental health services an additional $3 million will be provided, part of which will be dedicated to establishing a 1800 phone number to allow Tasmanians to call in and receive psychological support.
Family violence services will be boosted with an additional $2.7 million and child safety will be provided an additional $2.5 million.
A $40 million small business grants program will be established which will comprise of $20 million in emergency grants, which will provide businesses suffering financial hardship an immediate cash support payment of $2500, and a $20 million larger grants program.
An interest free loan scheme announced last week will be extended from $50 million to $150 million.
In other news:
Households, businesses and community sector organisations on regulated tariffs will see their electricity prices capped for 12 months.
Water prices for household customers and the community sector will also be frozen for 12 months.
A $5 million fund has been established by Aurora Energy to assist customers with bill relief, waiving fees or charges, freezing debt or payment plans.
"In further support of Tasmanian residential and small business customers, I can also confirm that Aurora Energy will not be disconnecting any residential or small business customers without their agreement during this crisis," Mr Gutwein said.
School levies will be refunded at a cost of $13 million.
"It makes no sense to charge parents for the usual school levies for what is clearly going to be a severely disrupted school year," Mr Gutwein said.
For workers who have been stood down, up to $3000 will be available for individuals to gain new skills or licences to help them into a new role.
Mr Gutwein said the state would continue to work with local governments to enable councils to freeze 2020-21 rates at 2019-20 prices.
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