Please read the official advice from the government around the current Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak by clicking on the image above.
If you are worried or would like some support, please do contact us either on here, on Twitter or on Facebook.
Please look at the links below to find your local support group, advice from the NHS, how to get food delivered safely to your door and much more.
How we can help ourselves and others
Wash hands often – when you get home from doing your essential shopping or exercise, before you eat, before you touch your face etc
Social distancing – we should only leave our homes if we are an essential worker, or to carry out an essential shop or one piece of exercise a day. Ensure you do not walk within 2 metres of anybody else in the street/ shop etc.
Look after ourselves – rest well, eat some veggies or take some vitamins and make sure you drink plenty of water.
Connect with people, either family and friends on the phone or on social media.
We are running a buddy scheme to help with feelings of isolation and loneliness during this time and an online cafe each Sunday at 2pm where you can chat to other people!
You can put a message out in your local community Facebook group (link above) that you are willing and able to help someone, or message/ call people you know and keep in touch that way.
Get to know your neighbours:
• swap phone numbers and identify any high risk people around you
• offer to do shopping for someone or collect medicines
Foodbanks always need our support but even more so at the moment.. please consider donating essential
items to them and a bar of soap if you have one spare.
There are many ways we can use our time productively whilst we are on lockdown.
Below are resources we have found to help you relax, exercise, learn new skills or even visit a museum.. all without leaving your home!
Exercise and relaxation
This Girl Can’ has put together a list of exercises to try at home, from table top press ups to living room wall sits.
NHS home workout videos include a strengthening workout and a 10-minute cardio workout for your heart.
Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, has a whole range of useful exercises for all ages, including PE classes for children!
Education and learning
The BBC are providing daily lessons for all year groups on request of the government.
The Open University has lots of free courses on a whole range of interesting subjects.
Twinkl has just offered free access to its resources for a month and is providing a simple guide for parents to use it.
TED-Ed celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Discover hundreds of animated lessons, create customized lessons, and share your big ideas.
Arts, culture and activities
Top 10 virtual museum tours
Google Arts and Culture have all sorts of wonderful and curious things to explore on their site.
Virtual tour of Longleat Safari Park
The Metropolitan Opera
Creative Bug offers craft lessons, from knitting to jewellery-making, drawing and origami.