Being isolated at home means that the child or young person needs to stay at home for the full period, unless they need medical attention. They cannot go into public areas, and should not use public transportation, ride share or taxis. Visitors to the home should be discouraged.
While a child or young person is self-isolated, Y Canberra will endeavor to stay in touch with them via Storypark and will collate good resources you can use at home with them. A few good websites are below:
A good picture shared by Scott Morrison is below, which provides some good tips on managing anxiety around Coronavirus for parents, carers, children and young people.
Excellent mental health and wellbeing resources including useful phone numbers are available from the ACT Health website here, and summarised below:
We wish to acknowledge that this is a very challenging situation for everyone, and encourage families and carers to reach out to us if they need additional resources or support. We would also like to thank our families and staff for the diligence and care being shown around social distancing and hygiene practices and recognise this is a key reason why all of our sites are still operating and have no confirmed cases of Coronavirus.