Tips for adjusting to new ‘Covid life’

A RANGE of practical tips, useful resources and links to support services have been compiled after a survey of more than 500 people shed light on some key concerns they had about adjusting to the “new normal”, after the Covid pandemic.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) health promotion operations manager Michelle Nolan said the survey revealed people were concerned about managing new routines, keeping the family Covid safe when out and about and trying to stick to new healthy habits such as home cooking and family walks.
WSLHD has listened to their concerns and in response put together a new toolkit featuring more than 120 social media tiles (graphics) covering topics including: Staying Covid safe, Mental well-being and adjusting to change, Social connection, Keeping active and Healthy eating.
The toolkit was accessed by more than 200 people in the first 24 hours after being launched.
The survey also found that 61 per cent were spending more time as a family, 43 per centre making more home cooked meals, 42 per cent were more physically active, and 29 per cent were doing more relaxation and mindfulness activities.
Centre Manager at Integricare Auburn Preschool, Begum Teknikeller was one of the first to download the toolkit.
“I’ll definitely use these on our online platforms as they are great resources for our families and a great visual guide to help parents and families,” she said.
Download the toolkit at