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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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Autumn Leaf Crowns | Stay at Home Kids Craft Ideas

Fun craft idea for kids – Autumn leaf crowns.
by Katrina Gogel
Making leaf crowns with beautiful autumn leaves is a fun and easy activity to do outside in the sunshine with the kids. Take a wander around your yard, along your street or visit your nearest park to scavenger hunt for lots of colourful leaves, then […]

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Cardboard Box Mini Golf | Stay at Home Kids Craft Ideas

Do you have a cardboard box lying around and looking for something crafty to do with the kids? A simple and fun activity is at-home mini golf.
by Katrina Gogel
We stumbled across this great idea on Google last week after we had a delivery that left us with a big cardboard box. Since its creation it […]

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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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Bringing Hogwarts to You | Harry Potter at Home

Hogwarts at Home – Bringing Hogwarts to You
Everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, Wizarding World are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry […]

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Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school with autism | UniSA | World Autism Day 2 Apr 2020

[ April 2, 2020; ]
Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school with autism
As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focussed and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn’t wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard to master, but for kids on the autism […]

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FREE Child Care to Help Families During Coronavirus Pandemic | 2 Apr 2020

Free child care for families and support for early childhood & care sector during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just announced a government decision to provide around one million families with free child care during the coronavirus pandemic and financial relief and support to the early childhood education and care sector to assist […]

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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.**  
Playgrounds

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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The Scientific Bubble Show Online ZOOM Parties

The Scientific Bubble Show Online ZOOM Birthday Parties
Celebrate your special day online with your friends and enjoy The Scientific Bubble Show through a live interactive party over ZOOM. 
Marty’s Scientific Bubble Show will be beamed live into all of your guest’s houses from his performance studio in Adelaide, South Australia. And if your connection is good, […]

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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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Fun & Easy Activity Ideas for Kids To Do at Home

Activities Kids Can Do at Home – Fun, Affordable Easy Ideas & Inspiration
Help the kids have fun at home with these easy indoor and outdoor activities using simple household items, pantry staples, recycled materials and a little bit of imagination!
As families stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, with the cancellation of countless upcoming events […]

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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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St Kilda Playground Closed coronavirus

St Kilda Adventure Playground is closed in response to coronavirus COVID-19

Popular family favourite St Kilda Adventure Playground is closed until further notice in response to the coronavirus COVID-19
The City of Salisbury posted this update on their website and Facebook page on Friday 27 March 2020. With school holidays on the way when St Kilda Playground is a popular destination for families, the council have decided […]

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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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Is it safe to take kids to playgrounds during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

It ok to go to playgrounds during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?
UPDATE 3 MAY 2020 – SA Health recommends parks, playgrounds and skate parks can begin to re-open – READ MORE HERE

UPDATED 29 March 2020 – Please note that Scott Morrison has just announced that all playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks will be closed from […]

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SA Zoos Close Due to COVID-19 | March 2020

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park to Close Until Further Notice
It has been announced that due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 it is necessary for Adelaide Zoo (and Monarto Safari Park) to temporarily close their doors from 5pm, 25 March 2020.
In response to the current situation:

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will be closed […]

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Play Centres, Galleries, Museums, Libraries, Beauty Salons to Close | Coronavirus Update 24 Mar 2020

The Prime Minister has announced further social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 after the National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 24 March 2020.
Many more non-essential services businesses must now close. Schools will continue to remain open.
Further businesses must now close from midnight Wednesday:
♦ Beauty salons, nail salons, tanning salons, tattoo shops and […]

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Going on a Bear Hunt around your local Neighbourhood | Adelaide

Going on a Bear Hunt around your local neighbourhood in Adelaide
A beautiful community idea has taken off around the world, based on the much loved children’s book “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt”
To join in the fun, simply put a teddy bear in the front window of your home so families walking past can spot the […]

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URSTRONG Virtual Classroom – Keeping Kids Connected | 2020

URSTRONG Classroom – Keeping Kids Connected
URSTRONG launches a Virtual Classroom for Kids Around the Globe. 
During this uneasy time, URSTRONG’s primary goal is: Keeping Kids Connected. Research shows that social connection is the most powerful antidote to stress and anxiety. And so URSTRONG are committed to helping bring a sense of belonging, friendship, and positivity to […]

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Schools Remain Open but Pubs, Clubs, Gyms, Casinos to Close – COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 22 March 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new restrictions after the emergency National Cabinet meeting Sunday 22 March 2020. 
NEW WIDESPREAD RESTRICTIONS
Here’s a quick summary of these additional widespread restrictions, described as Stage 1 of the response to the growing spread of COVID-19.
Places of social gathering, especially entertainment venues are to be closed as of midday Monday […]

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Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak

Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak
According to the World Health Organisation, children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc.  Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.
Children need […]

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Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients

Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients
Anita Birges from Mise en Place by Anita Birges – Professional Organising & Property Styling in NSW has shown us how to make our own hand sanitiser at home.
When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, we already know nothing beats thorough hand washing as explained […]

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How to Wash Your Hands Properly | SA Health Advice

How to Wash Your Hands Properly during COVID-19 Pandemic
FACT: The soap you use does not have to be antibacterial! Regular soap will protect you from Coronavirus if you wash your hands properly. It is how you wash your hands that matters. 
COVID-19, like many other viruses, is held together by a lipid (fatty) membrane. Washing with […]

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Trusted Sources of Information for COVID-19 | 2020

COVID-19 Trusted Sources of Information for South Australians
Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, has recently posted where you can find trusted sources about COVID-19 for South Australia:
Information about the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly around the internet. It is important to know where you can find trusted sources of information online and not just rumours […]

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