Please see below the status of all the different areas of service that WCS offers at this time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is up to date as of 29 June 2020. If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to call us on (02) 6282 2644.
WCS Children’s Services
|Service Line||Early Learning Centres||Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)||School Holiday Program||Children, Youth and Family Support|
|Current Status||Lollipop and Lyons operating||Operating at all schools||Operating||Operating|
|Any changes to service||Strict hygiene, parent access limited, and practise physical distancing as much as possible.||Practise strict hygiene and physical distancing as much as possible.
There are new parent sign-in/out procedures, even more, hygiene measures, particularly around cleaning of toys, surfaces, playground equipment, and limiting the number of parents on site.
|Practise strict hygiene and physical distancing as much as possible.
Reduced numbers and no external excursions.
|Increased phone contact, home visits only when necessary. Group programs and drop-in suspended.
Youth Centre is closed.
|Date last amended||20/05/2020||20/05/2020||20/05/2020||20/05/2020|
WCS Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care Services
|Service Line||Aged Care||NDIS Services||Mental Health & Wellbeing|
|Any changes to service||Aged Care services are continuing with physical distancing and infection control practices used. No service if COVID symptoms present.
· Transport to medical and essential appointments
· Personal care and domestic assistance services
· Shopping support
· Telephone support
All social groups remain suspended.
|NDIS supports are continuing with physical distancing and infection control practices used. No service if COVID symptoms present.
All social groups have been suspended.
|All WCS mental health services have moved to phone and online support. Most group activities have moved online.
WCS Mental Health programs are open for referrals. This includes:
|Date last amended||30/05/2020||20/05/2020||20/05/2020|
WCS Housing and Community Engagement Services
|Service Line||WCS Volunteers||Community Assistance Support Program (CASP)||The Little Pantry||The Big Issue||Community Development||Housing support||OneLink|
|Any changes to service||For the safety and well-being of volunteers, the volunteers have been asked to stay at home and be safe.
We will be super keen to recommence this important service as soon as we can.
|Community Assistance is continuing with physical distancing and infection control practices used. No service if COVID symptoms present.||The Little Pantry has aligned with the Canberra Relief Network program to deliver centralise food relief.
Donations are still welcome for The Little Pantry.
|In line with The Big Issue Australia, The Big Issue Canberra resumed street sales on 29 June 2020.||Our Community Development workers have refocused on initiatives in response to community COVID19 needs.||Support is currently being provided over the phone.
STS will be keeping a keen eye on any developments in regards to evictions during this period.
|OneLink is delivering the same services and has returned to face-to-face service delivery.
The team has been split across two geographical locations to ensure continuity of service.
|Date last amended||30/03/2020||01/04/2020||31/03/2020||As of 29/06/2020||30/03/2020||30/03/2020||25/05/2020|