COVID-19 Council Update

Overview

 

Council continues to review information from NSW Health and advice on public health orders, business and resident support.

 Local testing clinics 

NSW Health pop-up COVID-19 testing clinics are available at the following location;

 No doctor's referral needed. 

For more information on testing clinics go to NSW Health's website at Find a COVID-19 testing clinic


 Support initiatives and services 

Customer Service Centre

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Our customer service team at Wakeley is open and available to support you. To ensure your safety, we have increased hygiene cleaning measures and outlined social distancing guide markings. Residents are encouraged to do business online wherever possible online, including paying rates, registering pets and more. Our friendly customer service staff can also assist by calling 9725 0222.

Mayor's Wellbeing Register

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Extra attention and support is available to vulnerable members of the community to help connect to support services. Contact us and leave your details in the following link www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/wellbeing_register.

Support Local

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Council is supporting local businesses to help stay afloat through these challenging times. By buying local, we ensure our City’s businesses bounce back strong on the other side of COVID-19. Visit our Business Register to see who’s still open for business!

Children and Family Services

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Council is offering FREE long day care, preschool and family day care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council has strengthened cleaning and hygiene practices to give families added peace of mind. Details: 9725 0393. Fairstart Early Intervention is moving its sessions online. Book a remote sessions with certified speech and occupational therapists on 9725 0114.

Volunteer Register

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Council is registering people on a volunteer register to bolster numbers of volunteers providing essential community services in our City.

Register your interest here

Council will be sharing this register with services and charities that are supporting the community in this time of need. If you register as a volunteer, you may hear directly from these organisations or from us with various opportunities to contribute.

Outdoor sporting recreation and off-leash dog parks

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Tennis courts and off-leash dog parks remain open for use but limited to two people at a time. To book a tennis court call 9725 0222. Council encourages residents to stay fit and healthy by lighting up 3 sport fields across our City for daily exercise:

  • Bosnjak Oval
  • Fairfield Park
  • Adams Park

Lights will be switched on 4.45 pm to 7.30 pm. The fields remain closed to group exercise or ball games as per Federal Government regulations. 

Waste and recycling services

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All waste and recycling services remain open. The Recycling Drop Off Centre is currently not accepting cash but accepts credit card for payments. Environmental workshops, Community Nursery volunteer groups and Bush Care groups are suspended until further notice.

Commercial and community tenants

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Commercial and community tenants are given a range of rental relief options to its community and commercial tenants, including a rent-free period, rent reductions or deferment.

Low residential rates

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Low residential rates - our rates are among the lowest in Sydney, while maintaining a progressive schedule of infrastructure development and service provision.

 

Connect online with our Libraries

Our libraries offer so much online for all ages, which you can access through a FREE Open Libraries membership. You can access ebooks including bestsellers, e-magazines and e-newspapers from nearly every country, stream thousands of movies and documentaries, play games, learn a language, or learn something new with thousands of tutorials in nearly every subject. Membership is free! Join now at www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/libraries or call 9725 0333.

Whitlam Library Cabramatta is calling for  volunteers to join in the making of masks to assist with mask supplies in our community. This project will encourage our community to not only wear a mask in places where social distancing is difficult like indoor spaces or public transport, but offer vulnerable members in our community the safety of wearing a mask. If you would like to be part of this supportive project, please contact Whitlam Library on 9725 0333

Make your own mask at home with an easy to follow template. 


Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

You can still catch up on our displays from the comfort of your own home, and take up a new creative challenge!

VIRTUAL TOURS
Take a virtual tour of our current exhibitions; SOLASTALGIA: Mawa Ngurra and Fairfield’s Finest Drop, documented in a 3D showcase. The tour includes a walk-through and information of both exhibitions.

TAKE THE KEEPING CREATIVE CHALLENGE
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will set different open age art challenges over
the coming weeks. Follow @fairfieldcitymuseumgallery on Instagram and Facebook or visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/FCMG for entry details. The winning entries will automatically go into the ‘Keeping Creative at Home’ virtual exhibition.


Extra health measures at Council meetings

 

Council is implementing extra health measures at Council meetings for the health and safety of residents, visitors, councillors and staff. Social distancing measures will be in place at Council’s Public Forum and Council meetings from 24 March 2020. 

If you would prefer not to attend for your health and safety, but wish to submit a question to the public forum, we will treat the question in the usual manner. You can submit your question as usual and provided it complies with Council’s requirements, it will be accepted, read out by staff at the Public Forum and actioned as if it was asked by you at the forum. Additionally, rather than personally attend, you can listen to the Council meeting live online here.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Council is following the advice from health authorities and informing residents, visitors and staff of the best practices to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19 in our community and Australia. 

What you need to do

The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is the same way you would prevent yourself from catching the flu or other respiratory illness: 

  • Practise good hygiene: Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Please dispose of your tissue properly. 
  • Social distancing: Keep a distance of 1.5 metres or more from people. Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Avoid visiting vulnerable people: Avoid or limit visiting those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment. Exercise social distancing if you do visit. 
  • Overseas travel: If you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days you must self-isolate. For more information on self-isolating visit NSW Health.

Know the symptoms

The COVID-19 symptoms are fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and other symptoms. If you are experiencing these symptoms call your GP or contact Health Direct on 1800 022 022.

You will be asked questions about your symptoms to see if you need to seek medical help or get tested. The Healthdirect Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker is an online tool for you to access.

SYMPTOM CHECKER

Feeling unwell? See how COVID-19 compares with the flu 

Click here for symptoms and testing, courtesy of NSW Government.     

More Information & Support

For any health related enquiries please call your GP or contact Health Direct on 1800 022 022.
For any concerns in relation to your mental health and wellbeing please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.  

Support for Seniors

Sign up to the Mayor's Wellbeing Register

Fairfield City Council has set up the Mayor’s Wellbeing Register to help those most in need in our community, during these challenging times. The register is designed to assist those who are isolated and would require help to care for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you don’t have family, friends or community services to rely on, we encourage you to register yourself so we can connect you to support services if the need arises.

Sign up to the Mayor’s Wellbeing Register if you:

  • are over 60 years old and receive informal care from family members who live outside your home
  • are a single parent caring for children and you have no one you can rely on if you become ill
  • have a disability with no carer
  • if you are considered to be vulnerable without assistance
  • you are an informal carer for someone in your family who is isolated or vulnerable, and you don’t live with them.

Register now by calling Fairfield City Council on 9725 0222 so we can connect you to support you need if required.

MAYORS' WELLBEING REGISTER ONLINE FORM 

LETTER FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE(PDF, 563KB)


Elderly members are one of the groups most at risk of serious infection if they exposed to COVID-19. The sad reality is they are also vulnerable to becoming isolated during this time and is it important we remain connected digitally.   

It is Council's commitment to reassure elderly residents and family members with the right information. Download the Government Fact Sheet below outlining the COVID-19 facts and measures you, your family and friends can take to protect older Australians. The fact sheet also includes information on the spread of COVID-19 and Australia's evolving repsonse to protect older Australians. 

FACT SHEET: FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS ON COVID-19 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AND CARERS

LOW COST AND FREE MEALS DIRECTORY(PDF, 209KB)


Help older Australians connect online

There are helpful solutions to get online and connect with family and friends safely. If you would like assistance in this area or know someone who is interested, visit eSafety's Be Connected website, and access their free resources designed to help older Australians develop digital and online skills. 


Spread the Kindness Neighbour Day campaign

Council is committed to the elderly members of our community and we ask you do the same by spreading some neighbourly kindness. 

  • Check in on them by phone or online, or even over the fence 
  • Offer them help with groceries or prescriptions; or mowing the lawn and helping in the garden

Business Support

 Fairfield City Council business support during COVID-19

Do you have a COVID-19 Safety Plan? 

The NSW Government will tighten COVID-19 restrictions around “higher risk” activities as the pandemic enters a new phase of community transmission. From Friday, 24 July 2020 at 12:01am the rules will be in force as NSW enters a state of 'COVID normal'

Compliance measures introduced to pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars cafés and clubs. This includes:

1. limiting group bookings to a maximum of 10 people

2. mandatory COVID-Safe plans and registration as a COVID-Safe business

3. a digital record must be created within 24 hours

4. move or remove tables and seating to support 1.5 metres of physical distance where possible

5. reduce crowding and promote physical distancing with markers on the floor where people are asked to queue, such as at a bar

6. all customers (unless only collecting takeaway) must sign-in by providing accurate contact details (name and phone number or email addess) and their time of entry.

Any business found in breach of the Public Health Orders could face a penalty of up to $55,000 and a further $27,000 penalty may apply for each day an offence continues. On-the spot fines can also be issued. 

 When businesses register their plan they will receive a COVID Safe badge for display, which will give customers confidence to return. For latest information about COVID-19 and translated resources in more than 40 languages, head to nsw.gov.au/covid-19 

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العربية Arabic COVID-19 Safety Plan: restaurants and cafes (PDF, 210.01 KB)

汉语, 漢語 Chinese COVID-19 Safety Plan: restaurants and cafes (PDF, 248.58 KB)

Tiếng Việt Nam Vietnamese COVID-19 Safety Plan: restaurants and cafes (PDF, 144.83 KB)

 

Council supplies social distancing posters and stickers to download for your venue below: 

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Download Poster(PDF, 18KB)                                      Download Sticker(PDF, 114KB)


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•   The JobKeeper Payment Scheme will be extended by six months until 28 March, 2021. For more details, go to Australian Taxation Office.

•   Small business rebate provides up to $500 to small business owners and sole traders in NSW who buy and install equipment to make their workplace safer. Changes have been made to support small businesses and sole traders in NSW that have recently been impacted by a natural disaster, state of emergency or COVID-19.

 Before applying you need to: 

  1. check the terms and conditions to make sure you are eligible
  2. attend a free eligible event or arrange a free advisory visit from a SafeWork NSW officer
  3. buy and install eligible safety items to address a safety problem in your workplace.

 • $12Million Business Research and Innovation Initiative program provides small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) with grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges. Each time the Business Research and Innovation Initiative opens we detail 5 new challenges to solve with up to $100,000 to conduct a feasibility study, and if successful, up to $1 million to develop a proof of concept. For this grant opportunity an estimated $2 million is available for feasibility studies in 2020-21 and if successful up to $10 million is available for SMEs to complete their proof of concept.

•   The Federal Government's Business Hotline has been expanded to offer specialist advice to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hotline will also operate for extended hours - seven days a week, 7am - 11pm. Call the Hotline on 13 28 46.

•   Are you an export business? The Australian Trade and Investment Commission offers tailored advice on government support and assistance packages. 


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Temporary Outdoor Dining Program

Cafés and restaurants can now apply for temporary use of the unused outdoor space in front of neighbouring shops when they have closed for the evening, 6pm until 10pm. Applicants must have lawful approval to conduct their food business particularly in relation to operating hours. This extra space will help keep diners safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

APPLY FOR TEMPORARY OUTDOOR DINING


Rental relief and residential rates

At Council's 24 March 2020 meeting, Council made the decision to offer a range of rental relief options to its community and commercial tenants, including a rent-free period, rent reductions or deferment over a four month period.

Council also resolved to ask the state government to consider providing a rate subsidy or stimulus to help residents through this difficult time. Council has also proposed not increasing rates for the financial year 20/21.


Support Local Business 

There are some ways that we can help local businesses stay afloat through these challenging times. By buying local, we play an important part in supporting the local economy and employment, which strengthens our community and ensures our town centres remain vibrant places for us all. Visit our business register page to see who's still open for business.


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Fairfield City Open Libraries offer a range of online resources for local businesses to keep up with industry skills, trends and knowledge. The Workary is home to a range of useful webinars for you and the team to register in below. Examples of webinars include

  • Making video content on mobile devices for business   
  • Setting up an online business and avoiding common costly mistakes 
  • 3D Scanning and printing demonstration
  • Developing a website brief

VIEW AND REGISTER FOR UPCOMING EVENTS 

The Western Sydney Business Centre is offering FREE business advice sessions and business diagnostic tools to assist businesses navigate COVID-19 related downturn.

Business Connect Webinars and Resources

Business Connect is hosting a number of webinars covering a number of useful topics to help your business survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upcoming topics include:

•    Selling online with Facebook adverts
•    How to create Facebook adverts
•    Mental health and wellbeing for your staff
•    Agritourism 2020

BOOK ONLINE HERE


How you can help

Is your business able to help manufacture critical medial and hygiene supplies? The NSW Government is looking for businesses that can retool and assist in filling critical supply shortages. For a full list of supplies, how businesses can assist and to register, visit https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/call-for-local-manufacturing-of-medical-supplies.

Get in contact

If you need any business information or support contact Council’s Economic Development unit on 02 9725 0870 or growingbusiness@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au


  

COVID Safe Packs for small community organisations and groups 

 

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Local community groups can now apply for Council’s free COVID Safe Packs to help them stay safe. Each pack includes 100 face masks, one large bottle of hand sanitiser, and two packets of sanitiser wipes.

The initiative is designed to help small organisations to continue practicing while meeting COVID-19 safety guidelines. If you are a small organisation or group based in the Fairfield LGA please apply below.

Please note that eligibility criteria applies. 

Apply Now

  

Dutton Plaza response to COVID-19

Dutton Plaza is open and committed to ensuring our community can still access our products and services. 

We are monitoring the situation closely to ensure we are doing what's best for you, our customers, and we will ensure to follow all advice from health authorities and government bodies. 

In addition to implementing social distancing measures, we've taken some extra steps within our centre to ensure the community can shop safely including: 

  • Additional cleaning with a particular focus on high traffic areas, bathrooms and frequently touched surfaces
  • Installation of hand sanitiser stations at entrances, within centre and car parks
  • Communication of hygiene messages to shoppers to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus
  • Asking customers and staff to refrain from visiting our centre if they are showing symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with the virus
  • We have deferred events and activities that could attract a crowd or groups of people/shoppers

We'll continue to work together with our retailers to monitor the situation and keep you updated about how we are responding to Coronavirus so that you can continue to safely access our products and services. 

We thank you for your support at this time.

Mayor's Wellbeing Register

Sign up to the Mayor's Wellbeing Register

Fairfield City Council has set up the Mayor’s Wellbeing Register to help those most in need in our community, during these challenging times. The register is designed to assist those who are isolated and would require help to care for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you don’t have family, friends or community services to rely on, we encourage you to register yourself so we can connect you to support services if the need arises.

Sign up to the Mayor’s Wellbeing Register if you:

  • are over 60 years old and receive informal care from family members who live outside your home
  • are a single parent caring for children and you have no one you can rely on if you become ill
  • have a disability with no carer
  • if you are considered to be vulnerable without assistance
  • you are an informal carer for someone in your family who is isolated or vulnerable, and you don’t live with them.

Register now by calling Fairfield City Council on 9725 0222 so we can connect you to support you need if required.

MAYOR'S WELLBEING REGISTER ONLINE FORM 

LETTER FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE(PDF, 563KB)

MAYOR'S WELLBEING REGISTER AND HELPLINE INFORMATION(PDF, 777KB) 

Mayor of Fairfield Frank Carbone Official Statements

Council updates and official statements from Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 20 JULY, 2020(PDF, 610KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 30 JUNE, 2020(PDF, 593KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 18 JUNE, 2020(PDF, 212KB)  

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 17 JUNE, 2020(PDF, 524KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FARFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 16 JUNE, 2020(PDF, 213KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 16 JUNE, 2020(PDF, 213KB) 

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DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 11 JUNE, 2020(PDF, 211KB) 

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DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 26 MAY, 2020(PDF, 214KB)

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DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 11 MAY, 2020(PDF, 586KB) 

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 11 MAY, 2020(PDF, 223KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 5 MAY, 2020(PDF, 662KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 27 APRIL, 2020(PDF, 221KB)

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DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 30 MARCH, 2020(PDF, 220KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 26 MARCH, 2020(PDF, 218KB)

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 5:11PM 25 MARCH, 2020(PDF, 214KB)

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DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 23 MARCH, 2020(PDF, 211KB)

LETTER FROM FRANK CARBONE MAYOR OF FAIRFIELD CITY - PROTECTING OUR PEOPLE DURING COVID-19(PDF, 563KB) 

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD CITY MAYOR FRANK CARBONE - 20 MARCH, 2020(PDF, 198KB)

Covid-19 Support Helplines

Council wants to ensure our community is safe and has access to support at all times. 

National Coronavirus Helpline 1800 020 080 
24 hour helpline for people seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) seven days a week. Access their Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

Health Direct 1800 022 222 or healthdirect.gov.au
This is a Government-funded 24 hour telephone service, providing quality, approved health information and advice. You can use their Coronavirus online symptom checker on their website. 

Service NSW 13 77 88 
The NSW Government has a 24 hour assistance line responding to COVID-19. This is for non-medical enquiries related to financial support for individuals or businesses. Language translation and intepreting is available on 13 14 50.

Emergency Relief Salvation Army 1300 371 288 
For assistance with food, paying bills or financial difficulty, call the emergency relief team on 1300 371 288.

Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 
This is a 24 hour helpline for people who require mental health support.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault 1800 737 732
1800 Respect provides free, confidential online chat or telephone support in relation to family and domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Colouring and Activity Book for Kids

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#FairfieldTogetherWeCare Colouring and Activity Book for Kids

This colouring and activity book is a resource for kids 5+ to explore their feelings about COVID-19 and engage in fun and healthy activities during this time. 

Share your kids creations and colourings using #fairfieldtogetherwecare on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured on Council's social media and #FairfieldTogetherWeCare compilation video.  

DOWNLOAD A PRINT AT HOME COPY(PDF, 2MB)

REQUEST HARDCOPIES (RESIDENTS)

REQUEST HARDCOPIES (ORGANISATIONS)

Please note: Wait times vary, and it may take up to two weeks for hardcopies.

Health and Wellbeing Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us in many different ways. It is very important that we continue to look after our physical and mental health as restrictions ease. We’ve compiled some handy resources below.

Physical Wellbeing

Online activities to keep you active

If you’re running out of ideas to keep you active at home, the NSW Office of Sport have a range of online activities available to keep you fit and busy.

Visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/stayingactive for details.

Find your 30

Not sure which online workout is right for you? Physical activity is all about moving your body in a way that makes you feel good. Try and build 30 minutes of active movement into your day every day! Take the Sport Australia Tiny Trainers challenge to find your 30 at home! https://www.sportaus.gov.au/findyour30/challenge/cards?#challenge-cards

Exercises to reduce falls for seniors

One of the most effective ways to prevent falls is to do strength and balance exercises.

Visit https://www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au/staying-active/exercise-at-home/ for inspiration.

Working from home

How is your workstation set up at home? Here are some quick tips to stretch out your neck and shoulders - https://vimeo.com/400472368

Want to know if you’re eating healthy food?

Kick the bad habits and get healthy! Not quite sure if you’re eating the right foods? Take the healthy eating quiz! https://healthyeatingquiz.com.au/

Keep it simple!

Sometimes the most simple recipes and snacks are the best. Don’t feel pressure to suddenly whip up a gourmet feast just because you and your family are home.

Visit https://www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au/food/healthy-recipes for simple nutritional recipes.

Drink more water

One of the best things you can do to improve your health is to drink more water. Find the health benefits at https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/drinking-water-and-your-health.

Are you drinking more alcohol than usual?

If in the time of COVID-19 you find yourself drinking more than usual ACON has some strategies to help you reduce alcohol related harms and to modify drinking behaviours, visit https://yourroom.health.nsw.gov.au/whats-new/Pages/ACON-reducing-COVID-19-AOD-harm.aspx for details.

Mental Wellbeing

Thrive Inside with Smiling Mind

Thrive Inside is a special initiative to help you stay calm and healthy in the physical constraints of your home, while remaining calm and healthy inside your mind. Check the website for great tips, videos or download their app for meditation and relaxation https://www.smilingmind.com.au/thrive-inside.

This Way Up - free access to online courses, resources and tools to cope with COVID-19

Have you been taking care of yourself? Check out these free mindfulness courses for beginners! https://thiswayup.org.au/how-we-can-help/courses/intro-to-mindfulness/

Resources for parents

For some educational screen time watch this special episode of Play School with the kids - https://www.abc.net.au/abckids/shows/play-school/covid-19/12114308.