Council helps the community stay connected during COVID-19

The Devonport City Council has put together a range of online activities to assist the community to remain active and connected during COVID-19.

Some of the activities being rolled out are:

  • Devonport Regional Gallery and Bass Strait Maritime Centre Exhibitions are available online
  • The annual community photography project is being run by the Devonport Regional Gallery with registrations required by Thursday 30 April with images to be captured on Saturday, 2 May
  • Wellness Wednesdays will be available on the Devonport City Council website each Wednesday. It is Council’s intention to release a blog post each week with tips and tricks to help the community stay well during this time. It will cover different topics on positive steps that community members can put in place to help you through these difficult times, with the first one giving you some tips on how to keep your mental health well and keep your anxiety down.
  • Fitness Fridays is coming soon with Council’s Recreation team sharing videos of various exercises, from low impact aimed at the regular Ageing Stronger, Active Longer participants, to family fun activities and also some for the regular athlete.
  • Kids Activities A-Z has been developed with the Live and Learn Steering Group and will be shared soon.
  • Rainbow Trail DevonportTas – brightening up Devonport with Rainbows. Share your images on the DCC Facebook Events page.  This activity encourages the community to share photos of rainbows over Devonport and surrounds, their rainbow art using any medium and also outside on footpaths or driveways, images of rainbow lorikeets, rainbow dress ups/ makeup/ costumes/ pet costumes and rainbows seen through a house window
  • Japanese inspired Art Projects in the lead up to Japanese Children’s Day on Tuesday 5 May, to share with our Sister City community in Minamata
  • Families Week Projects running from 15-21 May
  • Various school holiday and stay at home activities are planned to keep everyone busy while at home.

Information on all the activities will be posted on the Events section of Council’s website at www.devonport.tas.gov.au

The Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff praised the efforts of Council’s Community Service Department in pulling the resources together.

“It is important for Council to support the community in staying connected during this challenging time, particularly as Easter will be very different this year,” she said.

“We are being told to stay at home and save lives but that is often easier said than done.

“The team from our Community Service Department have done an amazing job in putting together a diverse range of activities which will have wide appeal both individually and as a group.

“I would encourage everyone to jump online and find an activity which suits them.”

CAPTION: Tyler (left) and Jobe Cousins, of Spreyton, keep a track on Council’s website for activities.

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Media Contact

Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council

03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |ntapp@devonport.tas.gov.au

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