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Big Thanks…

An anonymous donor gifted WHL 500 items of clothing.  These garments were of high quality, merino wool, linen and silk.  These garments were transported by Tenancy Officers to many renters across Melbourne.
Thanks to our anonymous donor!!

“I have a special event this weekend and I had nothing to wear.
Now I feel I will be the best dressed there.  Thank-you!” Renter
“Oh my, I never thought I would wear something so beautiful.
Thanks.” Renter
“It was fantastic to be able to give the residents these clothes.
Very good quality and very much appreciated…
There was such a buzz in the air… so much happiness”  Tenancy Officer

Helping Children Transition Back to School

Transitioning back to school in the COVID-19 era can present many challenges for parents and children.  Many parents have reported that learning from home has given their child the opportunity to work at their own pace.

  • Reassure your child that it is safe to go to school.  Children have been told that learning from home is to keep them safe and healthy.  Some children may worry about returning to school.
  • Prepare your child for changes to usual school processes.  Talk about upcoming changes, ask your child what will make their transition back to school easier.
  • Re-establish normal routines in the lead up to school.  Bedtime routines, packing school bag.  Don’t forget to allow more time than usual to get ready.

Remember after school children may be feeling more fatigued and may need to spend some quality time with family members.

Lockdown Tips for School Holidays

School holidays don’t have to be filled with screen time or be boring in lockdown.  The below resources and links are suitable to explore and share with children and teenagers.  They will help you get creative, active and laugh together.

The IDEAS website has a great list of activities for children of all age
For 15 sensory play activities visit Scope
The Imagination Tree is a crafting site for babies to preschool children
To access online puzzles and games visit Crazy Games
For nature scavenger hunts and lists of outdoor fun visit Nature Play SA
Visit Duolingo to learn a language

Important COVID-19 Update

On 27 July 2021, the Victorian Government announced the further easing of restrictions.  The following settings apply to Victoria from 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July:

The five reasons to leave home no longer apply.
5km travel limit has been lifted.
Masks remain mandatory and must be worn indoors (except in your own home) and outdoors at all times.
You should continue to work from home if you can. Office capacity limit is 25% or up to 10 people which every is greater.  Masks are still required in workplaces.
Visitors to the home are not permitted.
You can gather outdoors with a maximum of 10 people.
Return to face-to-face learning for all school students.
Cafesrestaurants, pubs, retail, beauty care, gyms, entertainment venues open with density limits and QR codes in place.
A maximum of 50 people will be permitted at funerals and weddings and at hospitality venues.
For more information click here.

How you can help…
Keep up to date with exposure sites.  Click here to see a full up-to-date list of exposure sites and isolating and testing requirements.
If you have symptoms get tested.
Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

Important COVID-19 Update

Due to new COVID-19 cases in Victoria and numerous exposure sites the Victorian Government is acting early.  Effective from 11.59pm Thursday 15 July 2021 the following restrictions apply to all Victorians:

Stay home unless shopping for essential goods, permitted work, care or caregiving, to get vaccinated and to exercise for up two hours and with one other person.
Stay within 5km radius of your home.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn indoors (except in your own home) and outdoors at all times.
Private and public gatherings are not permitted. Single person bubbles and intimate partner visits are allowed.
If you can work from home, you must work from home.
Childcare and Kinder remain open but schools will return to remote learning.
Supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will also remain open. Shopping is limited to one person per day, per household.
Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away.

For more information click here.

How you can help…
Keep up to date with exposure sites.  Click here to see a full up-to-date list of exposure sites and isolating and testing requirements.
If you have symptoms get tested.
Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

Important COVID-19 Update

On 23 June 2021, the Victorian Government announced the further easing of restrictions just in time for school holidays.  The following settings apply to Metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm Thursday 24 June:

The five reasons to leave home no longer apply.
25km travel limit has been lifted.
Masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors.  Masks are no longer required outdoors where you can maintain social distance.
You should continue to work from home if you can. Office work has increased to 75% or up to 30 people which every is greater.  Masks are still required in workplaces.
Permitted to have 15 visitors to your home.
You can now gather outdoors with a maximum of 50 people.
Face-to-face learning for all school students.
Cafes, restaurants, pubs, retail, beauty care, gyms, entertainment venues remain open with density limits and QR codes in place.
Increase limits for funeral, weddings and at hospitality venues.
Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts is permitted.  It is recommended that visitors have had a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne.

For more information click here.

How you can help…

Keep up to date with exposure sites.  Click here to see a full up-to-date list of exposure sites and isolating and testing requirements.

If you have symptoms get tested.

Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

Important COVID-19 Update

On 16 June 2021, the Victorian Government announced the further easing of restrictions.  The following settings apply to Metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm Thursday 17 June:

The five reasons to leave home no longer apply.
25km travel limit has been lifted.
Masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors.  Masks are no longer required outdoors where you can maintain social distance.
You should continue to work from home if you can. Office work has increased to 50% or up to 20 people if total workplace is 40 or less.  Masks are still required in workplaces.
Permitted to have two visitors to your home.
You can now gather outdoors with a maximum of 20 people.
Schools return to face-to-face learning for all students.
Cafes, restaurants and pubs will reopen with density limits and QR codes in place.
Retail and beauty care will also reopen with masks and QR codes mandatory.
Additionally businesses like gyms and indoor entertainment venues permitted to reopen.
Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted providing visitors have had a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne.

How you can help…

Keep up to date with exposure sites.  Click here to see a full up-to-date list of exposure sites and isolating and testing requirements.

If you have symptoms get tested.

Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

For more information click here.

Important COVID-19 Update

On 9 June 2021, the Victorian Government announced the first safe steps out of lockdown.  The following settings apply to Metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm Thursday 10 June:

The five reasons to leave home no longer apply.
Stay within 25km radius of your home.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn indoors and outdoors.
You should continue to work from home if you can.
No visitors to your home.
You can now gather outdoors with a maximum of 10 people.
Schools return to face-to-face learning for all students.
Cafes, restaurants and pubs will reopen with density limits and QR codes in place.
Retail and beauty care will also reopen with masks and QR codes mandatory.

How you can help…

Keep up to date with exposure sites.  Click here to see a full up-to-date list of exposure sites and isolating and testing requirements.

If you have symptoms get tested.

Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

For more information click here.

Important COVID-19 Update

As announced today, 2 June 2021, the current Victorian restrictions will be extended for a further seven days.

Stay home unless shopping for essential goods, permitted work, care or caregiving, exercise for up two hours and with one other person and the fifth reason to leave home is to get vaccinated.
Stay within 10km radius of your home.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn indoors and outdoors, except in your own home.
Private and public gatherings are not permitted.  Single person bubbles and intimate partner visits are allowed.
Childcare and Kinder remain open.
Schools will continue remote learning with the exception of year 11 and 12 students who will return to campus on Friday, 4 June.
Supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will also remain open. Shopping is limited to one person per day, per household.
Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away.

The list of exposure sites grows everyday.  Click here to see a full up-to-date list and isolating and testing requirements.   If you have symptoms – even if you’ve been nowhere near an exposure site – get tested. Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

For more information click here.

Important COVID-19 Update

In accordance with Victorian Government guidelines the following restrictions are in place from 11.59 on 27 May 2021:

Stay home unless shopping for essential goods, permitted work, care or caregiving, exercise for up two hours and with one other person and the fifth reason to leave home is to get vaccinated.
Stay within 5km radius of your home.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn indoors and outdoors, except in your own home.
Private and public gatherings are not permitted.  Single person bubbles and intimate partner visits are allowed.
Childcare and Kinder remain open but schools will return to remote learning.
Supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will also remain open. Shopping is limited to one person per day, per household.
Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away.

A number of exposure sites have also been identified with more likely to be added. Click here to see a full up-to-date list and isolating and testing requirements.   If you have symptoms – even if you’ve been nowhere near an exposure site – get tested. Remember to wash hands regularly, practice respiratory hygiene, maintain social distance and most importantly if you are unwell stay home.

For more information click here.
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