COVID Response

By admin on Date April 15, 2021

Our COVID Response

DBCYP Service Delivery changes in response to the easing of restrictions in Queensland – effective from 6am Thursday 15th April 2021:

Following the new Queensland Government regulations outlined on Thursday 1st April 2021, our face-to-face services will be continuing on from Tuesday 6th April. We remain committed to implementing the necessary COVID Safe measures in order to keep our team of employees, volunteers, and importantly, our clients and community safe. For specific DBCYP program contacts, please see the Youth Services, Employability, Children and Families, and/or Bean Seen Coffee page.

What is the Government saying?

From 6am on the 15th April 2021, the Queensland Government restrictions will ease. Social distancing remains in indoor spaces by following the 1.5m guideline/one person per 2m2

  • Face mask-wearing is only mandatory in certain settings.
  • While not mandatory, you are strongly encouraged to:
    • carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home
    • wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi or rideshare or in shopping centres
    • wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible.

Read more about the restrictions here.

Please keep up to date with the current contact tracing alerts for the greater Brisbane region here.

Other health information, including where to get tested if you are experiencing symptoms, can be found on the Queensland Health Website or you can contact the Coronavirus health Information Line 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 020 080.

Information for multicultural communities can be found here.


The importance of self-care during the pandemic

Self-care is often the first thing that gets sacrificed when life is busy and stressful, and people often think that taking time for themselves seems indulgent. But looking after your own wellbeing will help you get through this challenging time, and will help you to better care for others.

Amidst the confusion and constant stream of information due to COVID-19, practicing self-care can help you focus, make decisions and stay healthy.

See the Black Dog Institute or Beyond Blue for helpful ways to stay on top of your physical and mental health.