COVID19 – HEALTH – yours and everyone’s - EASING RESTRICTIONS after 8 May 2020

Ausdance ACT strongly recommends that you go to the official ACT site for Covid-19 as the ACT, along with other Australian jurisdictions, steps through the 'Recovery Phase'.  If you follow the path of: 'Protecting Yourself and Others'/'Groups and Gatherings' you will be able to read the current restrictions as they affect you.

Stay in touch also with our Facebook page for updates.




There is a massive amount of information around about the respiratory condition called COVID19.

Ausdance ACT’s advice is to go to reliable sites and sources for up to date, accurate information about –

  • why COVID19 is a problem

  • how you might feel, if you get it

  • what you should do, if you think you have it

  • treatment, and

  • what the expert health authorities of the ACT and the Commonwealth are doing and asking you to do to keep the transmission rates really low and to protect vulnerable people in our community.

Here are the main government health sites –


Whether or not you get Covid19 yourself, the fact that it is around can cause a lot of worry.  The ‘stay home’ and other physical distancing rules in place to control the spread of the virus can result in a lot of challenges financially, artistically and personally.

Dance artists, performers, teachers and studio owners are often on tight and erratic incomes, dependent on gigs and other jobs which have suddenly disappeared because audiences, customers, students and teachers can no longer be together in a physical space.

Here is a site with tips for looking after your mental wellbeing -

If this is all getting to you - the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is there for anyone who works in the performing arts  – 1800 959 500. The Wellbeing Helpline is particularly targeted at those who may not have access to an Employee Assistance Program.  The Arts Wellbeing Collective, which hosts the Helpline,  has a site with suggestions and resources you might find helpful.

You can also phone Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.

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