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Monday Setember 13th

With the easing of some restrictions in regional Victoria we are permitted to open our services excluding Adult Education classes. If you are part of a Leisure & Lifestyle course some of these classes can proceed with certain guidelines in place, you will be notified by email in regard to these courses. Online classes can continue as scheduled.

 

Group Activities and Support Groups can proceed with a limit of 10 people in attendance (1 person per 4msq). We are however also limited by a maximum number of people across the facility at one time so would advise all groups to contact reception to clarify numbers prior to attending on 5952 1131.

 

To our incredible volunteers, we miss you and want to have as many of you back as soon as we can but please check with your coordinator prior to attending on-site.

Our Centrelink and Food Relief services are essential, and will continue to operate as they have been for the past few months.

If you are attending the centre for these reasons you must wear a mask, use the QR code sign-in system and follow all social distancing guidelines as directed by staff. You must not attend if you are unwell, have been instructed to isolate or are awaiting Covid-19 test results.

All other services including Women Connect, Group Activities, Courses and Classes are postponed until further notice. Staff will be checking phone and email messages regularly.

It's a challenging time for us all, the important thing is to stay connected. Reach out to anyone who lives alone, or who is vulnerable. Let them know someone is thinking of them.

Tips for managing isolation: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/tips-managing-isolation

Beyond Blue coronavirus support: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au

Safe Steps - Family violence support centre: https://www.safesteps.org.au

Kids Help Line: https://kidshelpline.com.au

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New look for PICAL

We are getting a fresh, contemporary update!

PICAL Vice-Chairperson Steph Thornborrow led the project to reinvigorate the PICAL image. The original PICAL logo reflected the centre’s beginnings as a playgroup, the updated version symbolises the evolution of PICAL’s community services and the interconnectedness of community life.

“We hope that when people see the PICAL image it evokes the organisations values of community participation, integrity and compassion,” said Steph.

Over the coming months the new logo will be introduced across PICAL’s print and digital media sites as well as having pride of place on the new building at Warley Avenue.