Spring is sprung!

After what has been a long winter of lockdowns for many of us here at Flourish Australia the warmer days of spring are certainly welcome.

For those living in NSW, Victoria, and the ACT spring has also coincided with relaxation in some COVID-19 restrictions. 

It is clear that public health restrictions will remain for some time, in order to keep our communities safe from the worst of COVID-19. However, as more and more of us take up vaccination, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. 

It's important that as we head into the next stage of the pandemic we continue to follow health guidelines and continue our covid-safe practises, such as mask-wearing, physically distancing, regular hand washing, staying home if we're sick and getting tested if there are symptoms.  We also encourage you to get vaccinated if you haven't already. If you have any concerns please see your doctor or trusted health professional to get the best health advice for you.

So with spring in bloom how are you going to enjoy the sunshine in a covid-safe way? 

Picnics are certainly a great way to catch up with friends, as are walks and bike rides. For some the weather might be warm enough to enjoy a swim. There are lots of easy outdoor games that don't require much setup, from throwing the frisbee to kicking the footy around. 

Spring also heralds the arrival of new flowers and baby animals. In Sydney and surrounds, you can enjoy the purple haze of Jacaranda season, while Melbourne and Canberra gardens should be bursting with camellias, daisies, dahlias, and any number of other pretty blooms. 

As an essential service, Flourish Australia also continues to provide support. While some of our face-to-face services may continue to be a bit restricted, one-on-one support is available.

Flourish Australia will continue to keep you updated as the vaccine rollout continues. You can also follow developments at australia.gov.au

For the latest news on current restrictions or to book a COVID-19 vaccination please follow these links: 

New South Wales 
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/book-covid-vaccination

Victoria 
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Queensland 
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/novel-coronavirus-qld-clinicians
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book/vaccination-locations

Australian Capital Territory 
https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/
https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/vaccine/book-a-vaccination-appointment