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COVID – 19 Information

COVID-19 Updates

The latest government advice on what to do can be found here:


The advice from the federal government about what to do if you are worried is in these videos:


Symptom Checker


Food Home Delivery and Collection Services:

Fruit Brothers – fruit, veg, dairy, ready-made meals, juice, bread, eggs, sauces, stock, herbs and spices, nuts, cereals, meat, seafood, pasta, hot cross buns. Order online for contactless delivery to Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephen’s, Maitland


The Butchery on Brunker

If you are in self isolation or are immune compromised you can pay and order over the phone. They will deliver to your door and call or txt you once they have arrived at your door. Your health and well-being is a priority and they will go the extra mile to ensure customers are kept happy.


Call the store 49575470

Gourmet Food Distributors 

Eggs, various milks, cheese & dairy, flours, pasta, legumes, dried fruits, nuts, oils, sauces, bacon, small goods, water, kombucha, Italian beverages * When you place an order we will package it up, give you a call to take a card payment over the phone and confirm your pick up time. * You then collect your goods from our warehouse at 49 Darling Street Carrington at your organised time. You can pull up in our driveway and give us a beep and we will pop it straight in the boot for you and your off in a flash with zero physical contact. We are continuing operate 7 days per week via pre-order only. http://www.gourmetfood.net.au/home/order-form/

Breast Cancer Support

BCNA Podcast 

COVID19 and it’s Impact on BC: We know there is much uncertainty about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on breast cancer right now. BCNA produced a special podcast episode to answer some of your questions. This episode does not replace medical advice as everyone’s situation is different. For any individual concerns please contact your treating team. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or the link here: http://bit.ly/2U0bMNW

BCNA Helpline

BCNA nurses are available to take calls between 9 am and 5 pm (including weekends) so please reach out on 1800 500 258 for any breast cancer support you need. BCNA My Journey online tool – for up-to-date reliable information tailored to your changing needs during your breast cancer experience. https://www.myjourney.org.au

Breast Cancer Support Groups

Pink Hope Community: Young Women Support Group

Pink Hope Community National Online Support Group

Pink Hope Community: NSW Online Support Group

Pink Hope Community: Before and After Photos Group

Mindfulness and Meditation During COVID-19

10 min daily guided meditation with Tracy Lynch


Building Resilience Blog

During self-isolation you may find the long period at home difficult and it may have a detrimental effect on your mental health. The CSIRO has some tips on how you can look after your mental health if you’re working from home, self-isolating or just trying to maintain a normal routine in what is an overwhelming time for some.


Health and Wellbeing

Washing your hands correctly


Cancer Council Information & Support line 

speak to a specialist cancer professional Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm on 13 11 20

For Families and Children

Sparkle Stories 

Free stories and resources to keep kids engaged and inspired. (Plus stories for worried kids.)


Kennedy Centre

Bestselling children’s author Mo Willems (writer and animator for Sesame Street) is teaching drawing on YouTube to kids who are stuck at home. Live demos everyday at 1pm (US time) https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems


We know it’s not always easy to support those who need it the most in your life (friends, children, cousins, relatives…). headspace, want to give everyone the opportunity to speak anonymously online to their eheadspace clinicians to get advice – and hear from others like you – about a topic that will be discussed. Group Chat sessions are this opportunity

Click here to register: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/group-chat/upcoming-chats/

Virtual Things You Can Do

12 Famous museums offer virtual tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museumsgalleries/museums-with-virtual-tours Stream

Broadway Musicals for free –

https://www.insider.com/stream-broadway-musicals-plays-forfree-online 10

54 free online courses from the best colleges in the US – including Princeton, Harvard and Yale – https://www.businessinsider.com/free-online-courses-from-best-colleges

Paris Opera screening performances online for free

https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/ paris-opera-broadcasting-screening-performances-online-for-free-2020

Disney rides a virtual tour and immersive experience

https://www.delish.com/food-news/ a31739675/disney-rides-videos


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