COVID-19 & Community Playgroups

Staying healthy takes a village. For all the latest information and resources regarding COVID-19 refer to the Australian Government Department of Health. For ideas and activities to stay active, well, and to create memories join us on social media and discover Playgroup at Home.

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Following the latest government announcements on COVID-19, all non-essential gatherings both indoors and outdoors nationally are to be placed on hold until further notice. For the health and safety of our playgroup community, we request all playgroups to suspend sessions and join us instead online.

Our playgroup community recognises the importance of connection during this time of instability. So while physical distancing measures are in place, we are changing our approach to maintain social connections – which we know are essential to community wellbeing.

We encourage you to stay connected to people in your playgroup through establishing a private Facebook group and setting up a phone tree.

In addition, please join us on social media to share ideas for play at home, play and support amongst your online community and staying connected. Remember – this is temporary. We are stronger together and we will continue to support each other and bring joy through play.

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COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 Health Information Hotline 1800 020 080 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222 is available for organisations needing to speak to a registered nurse. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For information on the Australia Government’s economic response to COVID-19 visit The Treasury Website.

Public Health Information

Healthy Parenting

Information and resources to support parents through the current climate.

Public Health Advice

For everything you need to know about COVID-19 by he World Health Organisation.

Translated Resources

Find information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in your preferred language.

COVID-19 Mental Health Support

For information and resources to help you navigate the choppy waters. Head to Health by the Australian Department of Health, brings together apps, online programs and forums, and phone services; as well as a range of digital information resources. So whether you need personal wellbeing support, or are looking to ways to help your loved ones you’ll find it here.

4 simple tips to get you through:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Stay informed
  • Find the positives in every day
  • Access available support

Family Guide

Find information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and protective hygiene, plus tips to help you and your family cope.

Parenting Tips

Expert tips to help you deal with COVID-19 parenting challenges.

The Brain Architects Podcast

The Brain Architects, a new podcast from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, focuses on the specific, practical questions that often arise for parents and caregivers during the critically important period of early childhood.

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