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27 Jul

The latest at SCARF – July 2022

UPDATES & NEWS Last month MCCI/ SCARF celebrated Refugee Week at the Town Hall in collaboration with Red Cross and Wollongong City Council, with…

13 Jul

Get your booster shot to protect against the third wave of COVID-19

We are at the beginning of a third wave of Omicron and a significant rise in COVID-19 infections expected. It is important to protect…

04 Jul

Help us drive change in the world. Donate to SCARF today

“We but mirror the world… If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own…

27 Jun

The latest at SCARF – June 2022

This year we are excited for the return of Refugee Week activities. We are currently planning a Refugee Week (19 June – 25 June) morning tea…

27 Jun

Staying well in winter NSW with flu and COVID vaccines

This winter, it’s really important to stay up to date with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. As we go to more places both flu as…

23 Jun

SCARF and MCCI celebrate Refugee Week with event at Town Hall

As we celebrate World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June, and Refugee Week across Australia this week, SCARF emphasises the importance of extending the…

16 May

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…

02 May

COVID-19 update 21 April 2022

The close contact rule for COVID in NSW is changing From 6pm on Friday 22 April, close contacts will not have to isolate, as…

04 Apr

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…

23 Mar

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…

11 Mar

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…

01 Mar

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…

10 Feb

COVID-19 update 10 February 2022

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…

10 Feb

Karenni – How to take a rapid antigen test and register a positive result

The following video will show you how to take a rapid antigen test (RAT), understand the results and show you the three ways to…

10 Feb

Kinyamulenge and Swahili – How to take a rapid antigen test and register a positive result

The following videos will show you how to take a rapid antigen test (RAT), understand the results and show you the three ways to…

07 Feb

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…

31 Jan

COVID update 31 January 2022

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine provide very good protection, especially against severe disease. A booster dose will make sure the protection from the first…

13 Jan

COVID update 13 January 2022

Children aged 5-11 can now get a COVID-19 vaccination Getting your child vaccinated will help protect them against severe illness and possible long-term effects…

20 Dec

The latest at SCARF – December 2021

The latest at SCARF | December 2021 ☀ As this is our last newsletter for the year, I would like to acknowledge some people for…

24 Nov

The latest at SCARF – November 2021

The latest at SCARF | November 2021 ☀ We are at the end of our first month as a merged entity with MCCI Ltd and…