Updates

For the latest information and advice on Covid-19, please visit the NSW Government website.

ACYP are continuing to focus on the needs of children and young people and are working closely with government agency colleagues and the social and community sectors. This page is dedicated to bringing factual information about Covid-19 to children and young people.

A series of updates can be found below including videos that answer questions and provide helpful information. Regular updates will be added to this page so please ensure to check back often.

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Dr Kerry Chant interview

1 October, 2020

In this video, hosted by Grace Rowe, NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant shares information for children and young people on when to get tested for COVID-19, what COVID-19 symptoms to look out for, the importance of social distancing, hand hygiene and mask wearing and how to safely socialise.

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Professor Rachel Skinner interview

17 June, 2020

In this video Grace Rowe asks Professor Skinner questions children and young people have asked about looking after their mental health and wellbeing.

A/Commander Paul Simpkins of NSW Police sitting with 2017 Young Achiever of the Year Ankit Bailwal

A/Commander Simpkins interview

28 April, 2020

This week we bring you information from NSW Police on how children and young people can continue to protect themselves and their community from COVID-19.


Past Updates

Links to past updates are below. Please note that information in these updates may be out of date. See the videos above for the most up-to-date information.

Dr Kerry Chant interview. 31 July, 2020. In this new video, hosted by Grace Rowe, NSW Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant shares the latest information on hotspots, social distancing, social gatherings, testing and travel. Click here to see this update.

Dr Kerry Chant interview. 3 July, 2020. 
In this video NSW Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant speaks with Mi-kaisha Masella, a Darumbal Tongan woman, about the latest health and wellness information for children and young people. Click here to see this update.

Dr Kerry Chant interview. 15 May, 2020. In this new video, hosted by Grace Rowe, NSW Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant gives updated advice to children and young people on how they can protect themselves and those around them from COVID-19. Click here to see this update.

Dr Kerry Chant interview. 15 Apr, 2020. In this video NSW Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant gives advice to children and young people on how they can protect themselves from COVID-19. Click here to see this update.

Dr O'Meara interview. 3 Apr, 2020. In this video NSW Chief Paediatrician Dr Matthew O’Meara answers questions that children and young people in NSW asked about COVID-19. Click here to see this update.