Covid info for kids

Everyone in Canberra is talking about COVID and the lockdown. There is lots of information on the news and websites. But it can be hard to find anything just for kids, that explains the things that you want to know. On this page I’m going to include messages and newsletters for children and young people. Check back in regularly, as we’ll put new content up every few days.

Art Competition

I know many of you are looking for fun things to do during lockdown, so why not enter Lockdown Legacies: An Art Competition for Children and Young People? There are prizes up for grabs and it’s a great opportunity to express yourself in a creative way that you choose!

For more information check out the rules and guidelines HERE.

Enter through the Young Thinker Forum entry form or via email to

Entries close on Thursday 7 October.

Video messages from Jodie

Jodie Griffiths-Cook, the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner, regularly records video messages just for children and young people in lockdown in the ACT. Watch her latest message here:

Catch up on her previous messages here:

Lockdown Legacies Art Competition

Boredom Busters

We are hearing from a lot of children who are getting bored! Here are some resources to help. Each page has a range of activities that can be done alone, or with the help of adults. We will add more and would love suggestions! Click on the images to expand.


Lock it Down: A lockdown newsletter for children and young people

Our Lock It Down! newsletter is full of accurate information, written in words you will understand. It also has lots of fun activities to try. Enjoy it and let us know if you have ideas for the next editions.

The latest edition is out now:

Lock it Down No. 6

Read previous editions here:

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