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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Update Sunday 29th March at 1.15pm:


BUSHkids COVID-19 TIPSheet 2: Supporting children at home during the COVID-19 outbreak

As more community services close or cancel events to try to ‘flatten the curve’ and contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus, we are experiencing unavoidable changes to family life and activities. The information we have collected and presented in this TIPSheet can help support families as children spend more time at home.

This double-sided A4 TIPSheet includes links to resources for parents/carers, as well as links for resources to use with children, including helping understand the need for social distancing, supporting their social-emotional wellbeing, and tips for home learning. The 2-page PDF (538kb) is available for download here or by clicking on the thumbnail image.

Update Tuesday 24th March at 11.45am:


BUSHkids Centres closed to public: all services now by teleHealth or telephone

Per the CEO’s message yesterday (scroll down to read below), all BUSHkids Centres are closed to public access until further notice, with all services to be offered remotely, by telephone or BUSHkids teleHealth video-conferencing. The 1-page A4 PDF notice (75kb) may be downloaded here or by clicking on the thumbnail image.

Please read the BUSHkids teleHealth INFOSheet below, and remember you can find full BUSHkids contact details here


INFOsheet for Parents and Carers on BUSHkids teleHealth services

From Tuesday 24th March 2020, BUSHkids services can be delivered remotely via your desktop or laptop computer, or by tablet or smart phone, using our teleHealth video-conferencing app.

More info on our 1-page A4 INFOSheet #1 and the 124kb PDF is available for download here or by clicking on the thumbnail image.


Update Monday 23rd March at 4.30pm:


Important message from the CEO regarding BUSHkids services

Please read our Chief Executive Officer’s message to families, children and friends regarding changes to BUSHkids’ service delivery operations, effective from Tuesday 24th March 2020: the 1-page A4 PDF (451kb) is available for download here or by clicking on the link or the thumbnail image.

Update Thursday 19th March at 4.45pm:


BUSHkids COVID-19 TIPSheet 1: Supporting children’s understanding of COVID-19

This collection of handy tips, videos, links and reading suggestions has been compiled to assist children and adults who may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious during these uncertain times.

This double-sided A4 TIPSheet includes general tips to support children, recommended resources for parents/carers about talking with children about coronavirus, and resources that can assist in talking with young children of different ages. The 2pp PDF (225kb) is available for download here or by clicking on the thumbnail image.

Updated Thursday 19th March at 11.45am:


Rockhampton – Play Connect playgroups and MyTime support groups cancelled

Following discussions with health experts and educators, we have cancelled the remaining Play Connect playgroups and MyTime support group meetings scheduled in Rockhampton for the final weeks of this school term. Our priority is always the health and safety of our children, their families and our staff. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause families and will continue to provide updates in coming weeks.


Updated Thursday 19th March at 11.30am:

BUSHkids is introducing some graphic ‘badging’ to our COVID-19 coronavirus communications 

The red badge is for NEWS about the coronavirus as it may affect BUSHkids operations and the delivery of our services to you. The orange badge is for TIPS from BUSHkids’ clinical teams about what families can do to support children and each other. Look for them on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well!

 

BUSHkids essential info as downloadable A4 posters

Image of BUSHkids COVID-19 general info A4 poster The BUSHkids COVID-19 advice of 16th March shown below on this page is available as an A4 INFO poster PDF (90kb) which you can download here or by clicking on the thumbnail image.
Image of BUSHkids Centres contact info A4 poster And the summary of essential BUSHkids CONTACT details, linked below, is also available as an A4 poster PDF (124kb) which you can download here or by clicking on the thumbnail image.

Updated Monday 16th March at 4:19pm: