Staying Healthy & Safe at Playgroup
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.
We know that being unable to join or attend a playgroup has been challenging for families since groups were suspended in March 2020. We also know that parents and caregivers are very concerned to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children. In light of the current levels of infection in the community, state and territory governments are beginning to implement a staged approach to the return of community life. Each state and territory will re-open activities at a time and in an order determined by them.
Playgroup Australia and its member state and territory playgroup organisations will continue to support playgroups and playgroup families to connect virtually through our Playgroup at Home and Virtual Playgroup initiatives. If you are planning to return to playgroup we urge you to contact your state and territory playgroup organisations for information and resources available to assist your return to playgroup sessions.
Public Health Information
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.
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
Find information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and protective hygiene, plus tips to help you and your family cope.
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.
Kids, parents and carers
Researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have compiled a range of fact sheets, videos and podcasts to guide you through supporting children both now and in the future.
Playful Mask Wearing
Wearing a mask, or seeing masks doesn’t need to be scary. The Australian Children’s Foundation has a new playful book that may help your children make sense of people around them wearing face masks.
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.