COVID-19 Community Support and Wellbeing
In response to COVID-19 Council is working with a number of organisations to help support the community during this difficult time. Council's response to COVID-19 operates in accordance with the lead agency Queensland Health.
The Queensland Government has released a Roadmap to Easing Retrictions outlining a staged approach to relaxing restrcitions wtihin Queensland.
Are you in need or know someone who could use some assistance during this time? Council has put together a list of hardworking and caring local organisations who can assist with the following:
- Emergency food relief
- Mental health support
- Laundry & shower facilities
- Welfare and financial assistance
Mental Health and Wellbeing
There are a number of websites and services available that offer support for people concerned about COVID19 or people who are distressed because they are in self-quarantine or sick.
Beyond Blue Corinavirus Online Forum has a thread dedicated to coping during the Corinavirus outbreak with people sharing stories and experiences.
Australian Government Department Head to Health is a digital platform to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues.
Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors provides information that can assist our community in a time of crisis.
Council’s Volunteer’s Noticeboard has a range of volunteering opportunities that help local people. This noticeboard will be updated daily. Organisations looking for volunteers are urged to email Council’s Community development team.
For information about how your volunteer based organisation can plan and operate in light of COVID-19, visit Volunteering Queensland for a range of resources including business continuity plans and measures to protect volunteers and the people you serve.
Queensland Government Care Army - Queensland needs you!
The Care Army is made up of everyday Queenslanders who want to help older people living in the community who may not have friends, family or neighbours who are able to support them.
- We’re calling on Queenslanders to do what Queenslanders do best: look out for each other.
- We need to enlist a CARE ARMY to protect up to one million Queensland seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.
- During the floods, we had the mud army – an army of volunteers helping Queenslanders get back on their feet.
- The CARE ARMY is about bringing Queenslanders together to lend a hand to seniors and people most at-risk during this pandemic.
Register now to be a Care Army Volunteer
This Fact Sheet is for the information and advice of older Australians. It outlines the COVID-19 facts and the measures you, your family and friends can take to protect older Australians.
The wonderful team at Noosa Community Support have compiled some tips, tricks, training and resources in an easy to follow video format which we hope you will find useful when it comes to managing your mental and physical health and general wellbeing at this time. Check out the videos here.
Council Cabs and the Flexilink Service are continuing as per normal without distruption to the service or schedule. Find out more information.