The Coronavirus pandemic is impacting services at Winch House. We have been directed by a number of authorities such as Surf Coast Shire, the Department of Health, and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to do our bit to slow the spread of the virus in our community. Some of these directions are optional, some are mandatory.
With immediate effect, Winch House is closed to the public EXCEPT FOR CHILDCARE. There will be no classes, room hire, activities, computer/internet use. We will continue to work in the office as much as possible, but are not permitted to hold face-to-face meetings or discussions.
Our childare service continues as normal, with an increased level of hygiene such as frequent washing of hands and surfaces. We do expect that any family that has been in contact with someone who has cold or flu-like symptoms to self-isolate themselves, and stop their child(ren) attending childcare. Similarly, any family that has been in contact with an overseas traveller (from anywhere) should self-isolate. The more we can all do to limit and slow the spread, the less our health services will need to deal with at once.
For further information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19), please refer to an official and trusted source such as the federal Department of Health. Beware of rumours and conjecture that you may come across in social media and in conversations, there's a lot of rubbish circulating.
We are always looking for new and interesting things to offer here at Winch House. If there is a course you would like to do, or if you have a skill that others may like to learn—contact us at Winch House and we'll see if we can make it happen!
Exact dates and prices for some courses may yet to be determined.
Childcare is open Mondays to Fridays 9.00 - 2.00. Places available (bookings essential), feel free to drop in and have a look and meet the staff.
Wednesdays 10 am at Winch House. Bring along your latest craft project and get together for a cuppa and a chat. Lovely way to make new friends. You should see the latest teddy bear quilt and cuddly dinosaurs!
We value the role of volunteers as essential to our organisation and are constantly looking for volunteers to assist in running our community house. There is always lots happening at Winch House, fun to be had and friends to be made.
Winchelsea Community House now has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status via a public fund.
We can now accept donations and you can receive a tax deduction for this. To find out more, contact us on 5267 2028.