Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

In the interest of public health and safety, Iris Foundation has postponed all fundraising activities and Community & Business Women’s Network gatherings until further notice.


Staff will be working remotely and can still be contact via regular channels or enquiries@irisfoundation.org.au


In the interim, we will use this page to highlight useful information and updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).




Central Coast Primary Care is currently operating a respiratory screening clinic at Erina. For details or to book an appointment, call 4365 2294 or visit: https://ccpc.com.au/




One of the most effective ways to manage your mental health in the current crisis is to get information from sources that are carefully fact-checked. Trustworthy sources include:


World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


 Australian Government (Department of Health): https://www.health.gov.au/


NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx


Beyond  Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak


ABC News: https://www.abc.net.au/


Sydney Morning Herald: https://www.smh.com.au/


New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus


For a comprehensive summary of mental health support compiled by Life in Mind, click here.  

For helpful advice about coping with the mental health impacts of the pandemic from Lifelife Australia, click here.


For practical advice about discussing COVID-19 with children, click here.


To download a Central Coast Local Health District booklet (PDF) about discussing Coronavirus with young children, click here.


To access a FREE online book that explains Coronavirus to young children by Manuela Molina Cruz, click here. (Various languages, scroll down for English version).


For advice on managing anxiety related to the evolving health crisis from the Australian Psychological Society, click here. (PDF)


Click here for 10 useful tips to reduce anxiety from the New York Times.

For tips on protecting yourself from online scams related to the crisis, click here.







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