Be Kind

Due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and the announcements by Federal and State Government regarding public health and safety, Council is encouraging community kindness in various ways:

Reach out to your neighbour

You can still reach out to your neighbours while observing social distancing protocol. If you believe there my be someone living nearby who is isolated or otherwise vulnerable, register to receive a bundle of our Hi Neighbour cards. 

Simply fill the card out and pop them in the letterbox. 

Register now to receive Hi Neighbour cards.

 

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Download a Hi Neighbour card now (4MB)

Be kind to others

There is often much reward and satisfaction in being kind to others, especially those whom you may not have met before. Now more than ever your act of kindness will go a long way to lifting someone's spirits during these times of isolation.

  • A simple smile can make anyone feel good
  • Order some free 'Hi Neighbour' cards (above) and write to your neighbours
  • Make a phone call to your neighbour or distant friend
  • Be an open ear - be a good listener
  • Drop off some groceries to someone in need
  • Show your support to others via social media - kindness is contagious!

Be kind to yourself

It is not an easy time for anyone in our community and it is important to take care of yourself so you can take of others. Use this down time to relax, reflect, re-connect or  learn something new.

  • Watch a documentary
  • Read a book
  • Listen to music
  • Dance like nobody is watching
  • Play an instrument or learn how to
  • Meditate or practice Yoga
  • Exercise in your home or back yard
  • Go for a brief walk around your neighbourhood
  • Learn a new language
  • Play a video game or board game you enjoy

Further Information

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.  

Visit the Department of Human Health and Services website for the latest updates.

 

This page was last updated 7 May

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