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Important Update for Youth and Community Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) announcement re. Youth and Community Programs

At the Y NSW community health is our number one priority. In everything we do, we seek to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of inspired young people. Since the first reports of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we have been closely observing Australian and NSW Government advice and doing our part to limit the spread of the virus within the community.

Following the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions as announced by the NSW and ACT Governments, some of our programs and services are beginning to re-launch across selected locations:

Uplift
Remains suspended until further notice. For the latest updates visit our Uplift page.

Brightside
Remains suspended across all locations.

Streetgym
Streetgym programs are back up and running at selected locations. For the latest updates visit our Streetgym page.

Yspace (Youth Hubs) and Young Leaders

Programs and services at YSpace Cooma are back up and running.

Youth workers are present in Parramatta on weekday afternoons.

Face to face meetings are still suspended at the following locations:

  • Central Coast
  • Mount Annan
  • Penrith
  • Broken Hill 

For the latest updates visit our Yspace & Young Leaders page.

Breakfast Program
Cooma and Lake Haven Breakfast Programs remain suspended.

Bingo

The Y NSW will be recommencing restricted operations of our Bingo sessions from 16 June 2020, in line with the Australian Government’s guidelines, at the following venues:

Wyong Leagues Club: 40 Lake Haven Dr, Kanwal NSW 2259 

  • Tuesdays: session starts at 11am 
  • Wednesdays: session starts at 7pm
  • Fridays: session starts at 9am 
  • Sundays: session starts at 1.30pm

Budgewoi Soccer Club: 1 Millington Way, Buff Point NSW 2262

  • Tuesdays: session starts at 7pm.

Avoca Bowling Club: Avoca Dr and Townsend Ave, Avoca Beach NSW 2251 

  • Wednesdays: session starts at 11am

NEW Session – Canton Beach Sports Club: 11 Hibbard St, Toukley NSW 2263

  • Thursdays: session starts at 11am

The Y NSW will conduct these activities under all recommended social distancing and occupancy guidelines. We will also implement strict cleaning protocols and provide hand sanitiser for all visitors.

The Y NSW is working with young people at the grassroots to explore ways we can remain connected online, and we look forward to recommencing programs as soon as possible.

If you have any programming or other concerns, please contact youth@ymcansw.org.au

More information about Novel Coronavirus can be found on the NSW Health website.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Louisa McKay
Executive Leader, Youth and Community 

It’s important to take good care of yourself and seek out any support you may need during this time. Follow the Y NSW on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter for helpful tips and resources to help you cope with COVID-19 and stay well while social distancing. We are all in this together. 

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