The JNC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal and Bidjigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that these lands always were and always will be Aboriginal lands. We celebrate First Nations Peoples’ connection to the land and recognise the importance of Indigenous voices and culture. We would like to advise that there may be images or videos on this website of people who have since passed.

Our community’s wellbeing

poster about JNC support for our community's wellbeing during coronavirus

JNC is about our community’s wellbeing. JNC keeps our community connected and provides opportunities to support your wellbeing.

For this reason, our priority right now is keeping our clients, communities, volunteers and staff safe. And that means helping limit the spread of the Coronavirus; our decisions are based on Government health guidelines.

Our services will therefore look different for a while, but we are still in the business of supporting you.

This article offers two types of information:

what you can expect from our services in the next few weeks

health information and resources.


What JNC changes mean for you

Some of our services have been put on hold, or we have changed the way we deliver them. Our calendar will be updated

We are postponing our regular groups, classes and some activities for six weeks. This is in line with best practice guidelines from NSW Health regarding public gatherings.

We will continue to follow the official advice available from this page

We will update our website and calendar frequently as new advice and tips become available.

Keeping you connected

While we have made the changes needed to keep you safe, we’re working with clients and our communities to put in place different forms of support during this challenging time.

This includes adapting some services, and increasing our friendly phone call service, checking in with those who are isolated and may be vulnerable at this time.

What’s important to know is that we are there for you.

We will work with you to put support in place for you.

And we will be in contact if you regularly take part in a JNC group or activity. If you do, and haven’t heard from us about any changes, please call on 9349 8200.

Keep a look out on our website and on our Facebook page for tips for managing, and relevant health updates.

For our community’s wellbeing

At the JNC we’re following these recommendations from the Department of Health, known to reduce the rate of infection. Observing them will give you and our community the best chance of reducing the spread of the virus.

Returned from overseas? Isolate yourself from others for 14 days

Developed flu-like symptoms –

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose or sneezing?

Call your GP or healthdirect on 1800 022 222

 or visit your local Emergency Department.

If any of our staff have these symptoms, they are not coming to work.

Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

Call your GP or healthdirect on 1800 022 222

Keep safe – some tips

JNC tips for our community’s wellbeing:

Wash your hands regularly – with soap and water or use hand sanitiser. Handwashing with soap and water is more effective. It’s best to clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.

for our community's welllbeing, a photo  of a person washing hands and advice to stay home if ill

Cover your sneezes and coughs with your elbow or a tissue.

Avoid close contact with people who are ill

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Stay home if you are sick.

Keep at a distance from other people – the Department of Health recommends about 1.5m

Reduce contacts – go out less, and avoid crowded places, to reduce the number of close physical and social contact you have with other people

Stay connected but local: Work local, study local, shop local, play local.

Note: JNC can’t offer medical advice. If you have any concerns, contact your GP, or if you have symptoms, phone healthdirect on 1800 022 222

Keep connected

Make the most of the devices you have for connecting with others: phone, internet, online forums, social media.

We will offer tips over the next few weeks on useful sites.

Questions or concerns?

Please phone us on 9349 8200. We’re there for you.

Our community’s wellbeing is critical for us.

The JNC team

photo of JNC staff, all doing the best for our community's wellbeing


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