COVID-19: Lessons and learnings from our Victorian friends

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Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Victorian social service sector colleagues to hear about their experiences during the COVID lockdown.


If Queensland were to be placed in lockdown, would you be ready?

What can we learn from our colleagues in Victoria?

Victoria has just emerged from a sixteen-week lockdown which has seen COVID-19 numbers fall from more than 700 new infections per day, to zero. This public health achievement placed considerable pressure and cost on frontline community organisations.

In this virtual webinar, QCOSS brings together representatives of the Victorian social service sector to reflect on the recent COVID-19 lockdown and what it meant for staff and client support. 

Event panelists will share their learnings on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Challenges in delivering services during the lockdown for different client groups
  • Reflections on what worked and what did not, especially in the context of counselling and support services for young people, families and CALD communities
  • Lessons for future pandemics and disasters

Guest speakers include:

  • Chris Christoforou, Executive Officer, Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
  • Mel Thompson, Executive Manager Clinical Services, TaskForce
  • Brooke McKail, Manager Policy and Research, VCOSS

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to all community organisations and frontline workers who want to:

  • Hear about the experiences of colleagues in Victoria from a range of perspectives: organisational, client, community
  • Reflect on your organisation's preparedness and what changes you might make to improve readiness
  • Ask questions, share experiences and engage with others

Event details

When: Wednesday 2 December  
Queensland: 2:00pm to 3.00pm (AEST)
Victoria: 3:00pm to 4:00pm (AEDT) 

Where: Online via Zoom 

This event is part of a QCOSS series that asks, in the context of COVID-19, What will it take to create a strong and sustainable service sector to respond to the needs of our community?

2 December 2020 - 2:00 pm through  3:00 pm