The next few weeks will highlight the importance of keeping in touch with others. Here are some tips to stay connected with your friends, family and co-workers through this difficult time.
- Video chat
Although not as great as being together in person, of course, face to face communication via services such as Skype, FaceTime & Zoom are great ways to see how your loved ones are doing beyond a simple text message.
- Social Media
Keep up to date with what’s going on through Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Social media is great for sharing your videos and photos. Share your unique indoor projects, recommend what you’re binge-watching on Netflix and AppleTV and have fun and get creative with your social posts.
- WhatsApp Group
Starting a WhatsApp group for your family, friends, co-workers and neighbours ensures that you’re able to keep in touch with everyone around you, including the most vulnerable who may need your help with shopping or running errands. Now is the time for some much-needed community spirit.
- Pick up the phone
We are social beings, so missing our loved ones is inevitable whilst we’re being socially distant and we’re more prone to feeling lonely. Remember, it’s good to talk! Picking up the telephone is easily accessible for most people, even if it’s just to touch base and see how everyone is.
The isolation measures are necessary in order to protect as many people as possible from the worst effects of CoronaVirus. By making the effort to keep in touch we can make a huge difference to people who are feeling alone and vulnerable at this time.
Stay at home. Stay safe. Stay connected.
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