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Remember My Story COVID-19 | State Library of South Australia | Add Your Photos

Remember My Story COVID-19 – a collection of memories for the State Library of South Australia
South Australia’s State Library is saving your stories for the future.
In early 2020 we found ourselves living in a historic crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our state and our communities.
The State Library’s collection, contributed by you, will record how […]

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#ISO4U | Who Are You Isolating For? | 2020

#ISO4U Social Media Campaign
#ISO4U is a social media campaign created to remind Australians of why we are isolating. It encourages more social distancing so that we protect the people we love.
We know the statistics around COVID-19 but it’s not personal until it is, and that’s how this initiative came to be, to remind us of […]

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Parks & Playgrounds Re-opening in South Australia | 3 May 2020

Public parks and playgrounds to re-open in South Australia
SA Health have announced public outdoor parks and playgrounds can re-open now that we have low levels of cases and no current evidence of community transmission in South Australia.
With South Australia recording 10 straight days of no new COVID-19 cases, Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, has […]

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Schoolbooks 4 Kids Online | New Website Launched 28 Apr 2020

New website launch – Schoolbooks4Kids
Schoolbooks4kids has been established to provide an on-line digital store to sell a fantastic selection of educational learning books, for children in grades Prep/Kindy to 6.
Maths and Literature book packs are being sold at heavily discounted prices to help children and families during these disruptive times.
The books sold by Schoolbooks4kids are […]

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COVIDSafe app | Australian Government app | Download from 26 Apr 2020

COVIDSafe app
The Australian Government has launched the COVIDSafe app to speed up the way in which they contact people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
The COVIDSafe app has been designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  If enough people in Australia download the app, the Government will have confidence to find and contain outbreaks quickly, meaning governments […]

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The Kindness Pandemic | Campaign of Kindness for Older People

The Kindness Pandemic – a Campaign of Kindness for Older People
The Coronavirus is impacting on everyone; few people have not had their lives changed. In response, the Kindness Pandemic Campaign is focusing on a number of vulnerable groups, and those on the front line.
Vulnerable groups include older people, who are particularly at risk of the […]

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Hand Sanitiser & Moisturiser | Yard Skincare

Buy Hand Sanitiser & Moisturiser from Yard Skincare
Yard Skincare has been hand-making organic and vegan products for families since 2012 and is continuing to do so amid COVID-19. Yard Skincare also makes 70% alcohol-based hand sanitiser and moisturiser available for purchase online.
We chatted to owner, Courtney, about the rise of skin problems due to frequent […]

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SA declares it is safe to send children to school in term 2 | South Australia | Update 22 Apr 2020

SA Chief Public Health Officer has announced it is safe to send children to school in Term 2
Due to current coronavirus restrictions on many activities, parents have been questioning whether it is safe to send their children to school in term 2. South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Nicola Spurrier sent an open letter to […]

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The eSafety Guide | Keeping Kids Safe Online | Advice for Parents & Carers

The eSafety Guide – Advice and Tips from the eSafety Commissioner
With children spending more and more time online for both school and home entertainment, it is important for parents to know how they can keep their children safe.  The eSafety Commissioner website has information on everything you need to know to help you learn about the […]

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Schools in Australia to Remain Open During COVID-19 | Update 16 Apr 2020

Australian schools to remain open during COVID-19
National Cabinet met today (16 April 2020) to discuss whether schools should remain open during the coronavirus pandemic and the current evidence supports schools remaining open.
After consultation, the National Cabinet agreed with the AHPPC (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee) advice that “on current evidence, schools can be fully open” […]

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Coronavirus Testing Blitz for Any South Australians with Cold or Flu Symptoms

[ April 16, 2020 to April 30, 2020. ]
All South Australians with cold or flu symptoms will be able to access COVID-19 testing as part of a two-week testing blitz from 16 April to 30 April 2020.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you can be tested for COVID-19 as part of […]

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Adelaide FringeVIEW | Fringe Goes Online | May 2020

[ April 29, 2020 to May 31, 2020. ]
Adelaide FringeVIEW
The Adelaide Fringe team have been working hard to find a way to directly support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, and are excited to announce the pilot of an online, digital Fringe experience; Adelaide FringeVIEW. 
The world as we know it has changed so radically in only a few weeks. The Adelaide Fringe organiser’s hearts […]

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Surviving Year 12 in 2020 – Advice from Beyond Blue for Students & Parents

Surviving Year 12 in 2020 – Advice from Beyond Blue
The media and those around us can spread a lot of hype and pressure about year 12, but putting things into perspective can really help to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
If you have a child in their final year of school, or have friends or family that do, […]

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Watch Play School Coronavirus COVID-19 Special Episode

Play School screens a Covid-19 special
To help explain what’s happening at the moment with the coronavirus pandemic, Play School presented a special episode, which launched on Facebook on 2 April 2020. Play School: Hello Friends! was specially designed with little ones in mind, answering questions around coronavirus, from staying home to washing your hands.
Emma and […]

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SA Health coronavirus booklet for children

Coronavirus booklet for children | SA Health | 2020

Information For Parents, Carers And Children about COVID-19
Are you finding it difficult talking to your child about the coronavirus? It’s normal to be feeling anxious at these times and it’s natural for children to pick up on our feelings and emotions.
Children may need extra attention and reassurance. It is important we let them know we’re looking […]

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Please STAY HOME this Easter & School Holidays | Apr 2020

Please STAY HOME this Easter and School Holidays.
Easter is a special time for many South Australians, providing us all with a chance to spend time with our loved ones or enjoy a long weekend camping before winter starts. But the coronavirus outbreak means this year’s Easter break will look a little different for us all.
While […]

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The Wiggles: Social Distancing Video | 2020

The Wiggles Release Social Distancing Video
The Wiggles are here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of staying home and social distancing doesn’t have to be a scary conversation. You can sing and dance along at home and become a hand washing hero. 
Watch the video below:


For more information and all enquiries please visit The […]

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Virtual Classrooms for South Australian Public School Teachers | Coronavirus Update | 3 Apr 2020

A virtual classroom platform has been launched to help teachers support South Australian students learning from home.
South Australian public school teachers will be able to use a new virtual classroom platform which has been designed to facilitate flexible learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The South Australian Government has launched the platform in partnership with […]

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Kytons Bakery Selling Bulk Flour & Hot Cross Buns Delivery | Apr 2020

Kytons Bakery SA Selling Bulk Flour
Looking for bulk flour? Kytons has secured a pallet of Plain Flour 12.5kg ($24) and yeast from Laucke Flour Mills to sell to their customers.
Laucke is also a SA family company and they make some of the best flour around (it’s what Kytons use in their Hot Cross Buns) so […]

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Inspiring Music Videos by Families in Lockdown | Make your own family video

What to do when you have plenty of time at home together? Make a family music video! 
Families all around the world are spending a lot of time together at home, whether they are in lockdown, quarantine or self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means there’s plenty of time to practise a dance or song […]

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What’s Open & What’s Closed in Adelaide | COVID-19 | 2020

Find out what’s open, what’s closed and what events are going ahead or cancelled in Adelaide due to COVID-19.
**Updated Monday 14 December 2020.**  

Social distancing (keeping 1.5 metres from others)
Size of gathering (check current COVID-19 update here)

We would add to this, to always sanitise hands or wash hands as soon as possible after a visit to […]

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Rainbow Trail Australia | Find Rainbows in Windows Around Your Local Neighbourhood

Rainbow Trail 
During these difficult times of self-isolation, Rainbow Trail is creating a way for kids to be creative and find other’s creations on their walks. 
All you have to do is create Rainbow pictures and stick them in your window for children to find on walks especially during this hard time of self isolation.
You can be […]

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New Dashboard for South Australian COVID-19 Updates | 2020

New dashboard for South Australian COVID-19 updates.
The South Australian government has set up a new website page to keep us all informed with South Australian COVID-19 updates.  It will be updated every day, with all the key stats and breakdowns, to help keep us all educated and safe.
The page will have the most up to […]

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Social Connection Apps Houseparty & Zoom | Video Chat with Family & Friends

Staying Connected – Social Apps Houseparty & Zoom proving popular to catch up with family & friends
During times of home isolation and social distancing during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, staying away from our family and friends has been incredibly difficult.  Fortunately we do live in the age of advanced digital technology, which is […]

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#CirqueConnect Cirque du Soleil Special | Watch for Free Online | 2020

Watch #CirqueConnect Cirque du Soleil KURIOS, “O” & LUZIA Special online.
Last Friday, Cirque du Soleil had something special for their fans.
Since their KURIOS tours have been suspended, they’re coming to you with a #CirqueConnect hour-long special. Enjoy a front-row seat to the awe-inspiring moments of the larger-than-life shows KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil, “O” by […]

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COVID-19 Strict New Measures | Coronavirus App & WhatsApp Channel | 29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings Limited to Two Persons Only
On Sunday 29 March 2020 the Australian Government announced strict new measures limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings to two people only. The government has also launched a new coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to enhance the delivery of trusted, timely and relevant information to Australians. 
Announcement on […]

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5 Simple Ways to #stayconnected | Neighbour Day 2020

We need to #StayConnected.
Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK? recently asked their Instagram community how they will stay connected while they’re physical distancing through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  The responses from all across Australia had one thing in common – We need to #StayConnected.
Below we have shared R U OK?’s five favourite responses:
1.  Chat […]

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Playgrounds in the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Closed | Coronavirus COVID-10 Closures

City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters is one of the first councils in Adelaide to announce the closure of their playgrounds and outdoor facilities.
The closures have been put in place to assist in minimising the spread of COVID-19.
The following has been closed temporarily:
? All outdoor playgrounds
?️ Outdoor gym/exercise equipment at Felixstow Reserve
? All drinking […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Closed Until Further Notice | Coronavirus COVID-19 Closures

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden has been closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Usually Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a popular destination this time of year. This is when many South Australians enjoy seeing the beautiful changing Autumn leaves on a walk through the wonderland, and it’s hard to find a car park on the […]

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School Holidays Start Early Due to COVID-19 | Pupil Free Days 6-9 Apr 2020

[ April 6, 2020 to April 9, 2020. ]
April School Holidays to Start Early Due to COVID-19
It has just been announced that schools will be closing a week earlier and there will be 4 pupil free days before Easter at all South Australian public schools and preschools. Last day of Term 1 will be Friday 3 April 2020. 
The pupil free days will give […]

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