The impacts of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are as serious as they are far reaching. We stand with our residents, local business owners, community groups, and all members of the community as we navigate these tough times.
One of the many impacts on our day to day lives is social distancing. This means staying 1.5 metres away from people who do not live in your household and following the social distancing protocols set out by the Australian Government Department of Health.
While critical, social distancing can be tough, especially if you're self isolating or live alone. Now more than ever, we need to maintain our community connections, and we at Council are committed to facilitating this as much as we can.
Keep connected with your neighbours
We're calling on our community to reach out to their neighbours and let them know they're around to help. We've made #canadabayconnects postcards and social tiles to help get you started.
How are you staying connected while social distancing?
In a time when many of us are anxious and unsure about the future, we are encouraging you to spread the love, and share stories of how you're staying connected while social distancing.
- Tell us how you're staying connected while social distancing
- Share your ideas for staying connected as a community during this time
SEW-2-SOW with CaraCare
Gather your family, gather your friends online to stitch and chat and sew some joy, hope and love into the lives of children and young people.
"CaraCare is known for its creative and innovate group work programs for children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma. Our groups provide opportunities for children and young people to heal and grow. The COVID pandemic is affecting the global human family. The necessary social distancing and home isolation means for many children and young people there is an added emotional and psychological distress plus the risk of increase in abuse and domestic violence that is already surfacing.
CaraCare has postponed the face to face group work programs to assist in promoting the healthy of the community and to curtail the spread of the virus. However, I am delighted to let you know that does not mean we have abandoned children and young people to these added stresses. We have moved our group work programs online and we have developed a self-care and emotional health kit.
This kit is an important part of CaraCare continuing to sow hope, love, and joy into children and young people lives so they can continue to emotionally, psychologically and spiritually grow.
SEW – 2- SOW campaign: A Call out to sewers great and small, experienced or learners.
An important part of our CaraCare kit is a sensory item. This will be a fabric house filled with the calming smell of either some lavender or rose petals. Attached to this information sheet is a description and instructions on how to sew the sensory house.
If you are in and around the Concord area we can come and collect your completed houses without coming into your home or you can leave it on our front doorstep at Cara House; 1 Davidson Ave, Concord, NSW, 2137. If you live far and wide then we can reimburse you for postage and packaging."
For information on how to join this campaign, click here.
ANZAC Day 2020
This Anzac Day, community members are invited to honour the memory of Australian men and women who have served in and died in war.
RSL NSW is asking Australians to stand together even though we’re apart by taking part in a collective Dawn Service. Join with RSL NSW and stand at the end of your driveway or on your balcony at 6am on Anzac Day.
For information on the RSL NSW live and virtual commemorative services starting at 6am on Anzac Day, Saturday, 25 April please visit rslnsw.org.au
Check out our What's On At Home listing here.