All aged care royal commission hearings and workshops suspended until at least the end of May.
Coronavirus precautions mean the public will not be able to attend workshops, hearings until further notice.
The royal commissioners are looking at whether enough is being done to meet the future challenges in aged care.
Submission by Counsel assisting the aged care royal commission seeks mandatory staff to resident ratios
Australia is falling behind other countries in aged care spending, putting more people in institutions.
Royal Commission chair Tony Pagone issued a statement distancing the commission from comments made by Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck.
A senior Tasmanian health official has appeared before the Royal Commission into Aged Care on its last day of hearings for 2019.
The royal commission has been told there is a lack of access to GPs as well as specialists, with both aged care residents and older people living in the community experiencing difficulties.