Struggles for Tasmanian carers amplified in COVID-19 crisis

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated March 31 2020 - 7:26am, first published 6:30am
David Morell, of Launceston, is legally blind and also the carer for his wife, Carol. He says COVID-19 has "totally changed" the way they live their lives. Picture: Neil Richardson

Tasmanian carers are having to cancel in-home supports, postpone medical appointments, have restricted respite and are facing difficulties in sourcing essential items as the far-reaching consequences of coronavirus isolation measures take their toll.


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at or on Twitter at @adamholmes010