Message from the Chair
Dear Members and Colleagues,
I feel as though we need collective congratulations for all in the ACT for having stayed at home over Easter. It was good to learn that there no new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday 14 March. We wish the three Canberrans who have been hospitalized that they soon join the ranks of those who have recovered. WWDACT extends our sympathy to the families of the two ACT citizens who were victims of this pandemic. Remember that you can get up-to-date information about the ACT situation at www.covid19.act.gov.au. More useful information is on the Covid-19 web page on the WWDACT website.
And I certainly hope that you were able to do something that made the four day Easter break have the atmosphere of a holiday. Remember to share what you have been up to on the WWDACT Facebook page.
Keeping our spirits up becomes more important as the isolation continues. So it is important to stay connected. You will find information on our Facebook page on how to join the WWDACT weekly social drop-ins on Saturdays at 1pm. It’s a great way to share what new pastimes we have taken up.
I hope that everyone who has regular support workers has had that support continue without disruption. We are working with other ACT NGOs to make sure essential services continue. And has any NDIS participant activated their home delivery shopping code and had groceries arrive at their door? Share your success tale with us.
After the terrible, tragic bushfires of summer and the car ravaging hailstorm, nobody expected the pandemic to follow. And yet – there is always room for something else unexpected. I am writing this from ICU at The Canberra Hospital where I landed after a fall from my wheelchair. This has presented a rare opportunity to see all the hospital workers keeping on their work even though routines are disrupted. The Covid patients are down the corridor, but I have felt protected and safe. My care has been great.
However I do look forward to getting plastered, first my fracture and then a celebratory drink when I eventually get home.
Keep safe everyone.