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COVID Safe activities for your child and Support Worker

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COVID Safe activities for your child and Support Worker

Depending on your child’s needs, there are many activities Support Workers can do to keep your child active, challenged and happy while working towards their goals.

Here are some fun activities your child can enjoy with a Support Worker while maintaining good hygiene and a safe environment:

Activities

  • Pretend play with a Support Worker can be a very engaging activity – take turns pretending to be a teacher, shopkeeper or bus driver
  • Build an indoor cubby or create an obstacle course
  • Do some household chores or gardening
  • Make a sensory tray together using sand or rice, scoops and toys
  • Make animals, food and shapes out of playdough
  • Build some LEGO creations, play card games or board games
  • Listen to audio books together or sing along to music
  • Connect with your Support Worker remotely – you can have a Support Worker FaceTime or Zoom with your child and play an online game or watch a movie together
  • Ask your child’s therapists for some suggestions

Getting out and about

  • Arrange a playdate with a friend facilitated by the Support Worker
  • Enjoy a snack in the park
  • Go to the shops to buy ingredients for cooking activities, talk about the changes at the shops and sanitise hands
  • Visit the local playground
  • Collect leaves, stones and flowers while going for a walk

Safety during COVID-19

It’s important to talk with your child’s Support Worker and service provider about how you want to manage your child’s and families health and safety during COVID-19.

This includes:

  • All Support Workers must now be vaccinated. You can ask your Support Worker for proof of their vaccination status
  • Face masks should be worn by Support Worker
  • When the Support Worker is in your home you can choose for everyone at home to wear face masks
  • Where possible maintain physical distancing
  • Increase ventilation by keeping doors and windows open
  • Regularly wash or sanitise hands

If anyone in your household is sick, you need to let your Support Worker and service provider know. They should also let you know if a Support Worker is sick and provide a replacement, if possible.

Even though many things have changed during COVID-19, Support Workers can still engage your child in a range of activities to help them to achieve their goals while maintaining good hygiene and a safe environment.

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