Willoughby in COVID-19

Let's capture this moment in time

How has life changed in Willoughby? What are you doing differently during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Have you seen positive responses to the Pandemic in the Willoughby Community?

Go to haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au to share how the pandemic has affected you to help us document this extraordinary moment in our history for future generations. You can also add a photo or video to support your story or short message.

Share your story

Posts can be fun, humorous and entertaining. Or they could be on a more serious note about struggles you or your family may have faced.

Our Library Local Studies Team will be collating your contributions into an online historical showcase of stories and images to reflect the experiences of the Willoughby community during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

These resources will become part of Willoughby City Library’s Local Studies Collection. Enquires to library@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au


Photo: Hawker Lane, Westfield Shopping Centre, Chatswood at 12noon on Tuesday 14 April, 2020. Normally this area is a hustle and bustle of tables, chairs and diners eating or ordering their lunch.

Here's some isolation food for thought to get you thinking

  • What acts of kindness have you seen in our community?

  • Do you have images of chalk art or teddy bears and the like to share?

  • Do you have stories about our community heroes helping others or looking out for neighbours and our vulnerable community members?

  • How are you coping with working from home (WFH)?

  • How is schooling at home going?

  • How is juggling WFH with home schooling managed?

  • How was your Easter weekend work out this year?

  • How did you remember the fallen this Anzac Day?

  • Are you or a family member working at the front line of this crisis in Health, Education or the food supply chain or other work? We'd love to hear about your experiences.

  • Are there language issues with home school or other virtual interactions?

  • Have you experienced a wedding or a birth?

  • Have you lost someone during this time?

  • Have you had COVID-19?

  • What does life in isolation look like in a small city apartment V's a larger residential property.

  • How do you keep you and your family entertained?

  • How do you stay connected with your family and friends?

  • Have you started any isolation traditions?

  • Do you have stories to share about panic buying? Don't forget to include both the anxiety and the fun that came from toilet paper shortages...

  • What innovative outdoor exercise activities have you come up with to get moving while staying within the rules? 

With the strength of our community, you're not alone. We can do this!