New Healthy@Home tips for western Sydneysiders during lockdown

Washing your hands, wearing a mask and getting tested for COVID are all vital at the moment – and so is looking after your general health and wellbeing during lockdown.

Spending more time at home due to COVID-19 restrictions can make staying healthy and active hard which is why Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has developed a Healthy@Home toolkit.

Containing practical health and wellbeing tips, the toolkit includes information for the western Sydney community to eat well, keep active, stay connected and promote mental wellbeing.

Some graphics are available in other languages including Arabic, Dari, Korean, Persian, simplified Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Councils, schools, early childhood services and other organisations have been encouraged by WSLHD to share the toolkit to help support the wellbeing of the community during lockdown.

Local Mayor of Hills Shire Dr Michelle Byrne said her council will be getting on board.

“It’s a tough time, and we all need to work together, support one another and play our part,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Council will be sharing these helpful tips across our social media pages. I commend Western Sydney Local Health District on their latest initiative.”

Individuals are also encouraged to share the graphics with family and friends as well.

“We have developed the graphics based on current community needs such as local food support services and staying active if you live in a unit,” WSLHD health promotion operations manager Michelle Nolan said.

Click here to download and use the Healthy@Home toolkit