The latest at SCARF – May 2022

April was an exciting month at SCARF. We celebrated the 12 Lunchbox for Learning participants graduating from their “next steps” training. This program not only provides a way for women to connect, to build their food literacy and capacity to prepare healthy food, but they also receive a nationally-recognised statement of attainment towards...

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COVID-19 update 21 April 2022

COVID update

The close contact rule for COVID in NSW is changing From 6pm on Friday 22 April, close contacts will not have to isolate, as long as they have no symptoms, but they will have to follow some guidelines for seven days: have not visit aged care places or hospitals wear...

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The latest at SCARF – March 2022

UPDATES & NEWS March has been a busy month at SCARF as we continue to resume programs and wrap up the ‘Building Emerging Community Resilience to Natural Disaster Emergencies in a Climate of Change’ project. There have been several key events we were actively involved in to celebrate NSW Women’s...

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Breakwater Lighthouse illuminated during Harmony Week

During Harmony Week (21-27 March 2022), the historic Breakwater Lighthouse in Wollongong Harbour was again illuminated in the traditional harmony colour orange to draw attention to Illawarra’s proud history of welcoming migrants to the region, social cohesion and community harmony. The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI) is behind this...

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The latest at SCARF – February 2022

UPDATES & NEWS As COVID restrictions ease we are looking forward to the return of face-to-face activities; meeting people, holding workshops, training sessions and other group-based activities with our community members. As we anticipate once again connecting “in-person” we are also carrying out a lot of extra planning and risk...

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MCCI joins calls for increased refugee intake

MCCI’s CEO, Chris Lacey, has welcomed recent statements from the NSW Premier calling for an increase to Australia’s humanitarian and refugee intake following recent events in the Ukraine. “It is a very distressing time for many Ukrainians in the Illawarra and we stand in unity with them,” said Mr Lacey....

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COVID-19 update 10 February 2022

COVID update

Testing positive to COVID-19 and staying home If you test positive with a rapid antigen test, you must: Register your positive test on the Service NSW website so you can be linked to important health care support and advice based on your COVID-19 risk. If you or someone in your family can’t register...

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COVID update 12 January

Important things to remember if you get a positive test for COVID If you are under 65 years of age, have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, do not suffer from any chronic health conditions and are not pregnant, you can safely manage COVID-19 at home. If you are pregnant,...

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