COVID-19 Resilience

This page provides a link to resources that I am finding useful at the moment during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic problems. Wishing you all resilience at this time. If you know of a good resource that helps you, or others, retain your sanity and keep well, let me know and I will add it.

Corona-virus information

Coronacast – ABC Radio podcast series with Norman Swan.

Coronavirus Australia app – launched on 29 March

Australian Government COVID-19 on What’s App – request updated information


Canberra Region Corona Virus Mutal Aid Group – a Facebook Group for people in the Canberra region

The Kindness Pandemic – a Facebook group that at current count has swelled to over half a million people. It was profiled in an SBS article.

#ViralKindness – use the hashtag in positive posts, and use the website to search for groups near you

View from my Window – FB group where you can share a daily photo of what it looks like from your window as you #stayathome.

Dining in Place – a Facebook Group for people enjoying good food at home, which provides a good way to connect virtually.

Digital Dispatches – a resource created by the Kippax Uniting Church to keep people connected spiritually

Consciously connecting in a crisis – meditations and other positive things.

All the ways to help others & stay connected during the COVID19 crisis – Jessie Tu at Women’s Agenda.

Children and education

Socially distant bear hunts popping up all around the world to distract children from coronavirus


Fee-free short courses during COVID-19 offered by TAFE NSW (note: must be a NSW resident or business holder)

Financial support/small business

Am I eligible for the Jobkeeper payment? ABC article (31 March)


@SimplyCheeky is running regular updates on Canberra businesses offering take away via her Twitter Feed

COVID-19 Government Assistance Guide – prepared by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Easi Canberra – contactless food delivery.

Investing landscape

Aussie Firebug – in his podcast with Peter Thornhill, Aussie Firebug suggests calm in investing during the good and the bad.

The F.I.R.E. community

How Covid-19 Thwarted My Plans For 2020 by Michelle @ FrugalityandFreedom