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In this edition of the Werriwa e-Newsletter: CALD Community Grants, Click and Collect, National Science Week and more...
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Werriwa eNewsletter

20 August 2021

Dear <<First Name>>.

COVID-19 continues to spread through NSW and across the country.

This week has seen successive days of 600+ cases in NSW. Please continue to follow the health advice, get vaccinated, wear a mask and only leave home for essentials.

Bizarrely, NSW Health have decided to temporarily close our region's mobile vaccination hubs for two-and-half weeks.

It is frustrating that we are being told time and again that we must be vaccinated, and now resources are being diverted to other areas. The mixed messaging must come to an end and our region must stop being treated as an afterthought.

If you are struggling in lockdown see 'Useful Coronavirus Links' in the below newsletter where you can find support for your family and all COVID-19 related information.

If you need mental health support, or just someone to talk to, you can call Lifeline on 131 114, Beyond Blue on 1800 512 348, or Suicide Callback on 1300 659 467.

Kind Regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Lockdown Extended

Greater Sydney's COVID-19 lockdown has been extended until the end of September.

Greater Sydney Curfew

From midnight on Monday, August 23, people in Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Strathfield must stay home between 9:00pm and 5:00am.

Useful Coranavirus Links

Priority Vaccinations - Authorised Workers

From last Monday 16 August through to Sunday 22 August 2021 some authorised workers aged 16 to 39 are able to access priority vaccination appointments if they live in a local government area of concern.

Authorised workers in all councils in Werriwa; Liverpool, Fairifeld and Campbelltown, are eligible for priority vaccination appointments.

Click below to find a list of authorised workers and vaccination locations.

AstraZeneza Vaccine Facts

My colleague, Member for McMahon Chris Bowen, made a great video outlining some facts about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

I encourage everyone to watch by clicking below.

FECCA COVID-19 Community Grants

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia - FECCA is working with the Federal Government and other organisations to deliver the COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund targeting culturally and linguistically different backgrounds (CALD).

This Fund will be used to help multicultural community groups lead grassroots communication activities around COVID-19 and the vaccination rollout.

FECCA will administer grants of $2500, $3500 or $5000 to groups or organisations to fund short-term, one-off, communication and outreach projects. Click below to read more about the grants.

I encourage all CALD communities to apply.

Click here to apply

National Science Week

This week is National Science Week.

This year it is important to recognise the work done on our behalf by scientists, medical researchers, and health professionals.

Be sure to check out National Science Week Facebook page for online events with activities which can be done at home by adults, children and family groups.

Woolworths Click and Collect - Priority Assisstance

Due to a significant increase in demand for online groceries in Western Sydney, Woolworths have temporarily converted their Cecil Hills and Fairfield stores into dedicated Priority Delivery Hubs.

This will enable them to provide thousands more weekly online orders, including orders for the most vulnerable through their Priority Assistance service. Contactless Pick up will still be available for collection at the front of the store.

If you prefer to shop in store, and then you can do so at nearby Woolworths’ Green Valley, which is within three kilometres of Cecil Hills.

Customers can register online or contact Woolworths' Customer Hub on 1800 000 610.

2022 Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards are now open.

The Australia Day Awards are presented annually to local citizens, groups and businesses who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

Awards include Citizen of the Year, Small Business Award, Senior Citizen Award and more.

Click here to nominate a local hero.

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