COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Our services are all currently operating, with increased vigilance and COVID-safe requirements in place.

Although restrictions have eased, the risk is not over. We continue to follow local and federal government restrictions, including on travel and gathering.

If a YWCA Canberra client or staff member, or a child in one of our services, is confirmed to have COVID-19, we might need to close the service temporarily while ACT Health investigates the incident. If that occurs, we will directly contact any affected clients and will provide updates on this page, FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Children’s services

In our children’s services, we always encourage regular handwashing by our staff and our children, especially before and after meals and after using the toilet. We will be reiterating this training throughout our services during this outbreak and are maintaining strict hygiene practices throughout the day. This includes sanitising toys, furniture and door handles.

All of our early childhood services are cleaned every night by professional cleaners.

As usual, if your child develops any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, please do not bring your child into our services until they are well again.