There are several options available to support each other during the isolation phase of Covid-19. The particular concern is for anyone older or with complex medical issues, but individual circumstances vary.
An organisation has set up to help connect people in order to support our neighbours and local community:
Kings Crescent is in Zone 4 of the Brownswood Ward Covid-19 support system.
If you need help you can call 07958 739643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TRA committee now have a dedicated phone number 07926 568497 (phone currently held by the chair, Emley) and email address KingsCrescentN4@gmail.com.
This can be used by any residents who do not have access to computers, social media etc.
Emley is connected into the committee and to the various WhatsApp groups so can help connect Kings Crescent residents who are isolated with only a phone.
What to do at home:
People will be reacting differently at this time depending on their circumstances. If you are just going a bit stir-crazy looking at your walls you could use this time to learn a new skill such as a new language – we are lucky to live in an age with so much available for free online.
Call family members, arrange video calls with friends you haven’t seen in a while, and support your local community where you can (see links above). Make sure you stay in touch with other people at this time.
Some online learning/fun ideas to keep adults entertained:
Chatterpack provide a list of online virtual museum tours, online learning, arts & culture, music etc etc
Mind has some good advice about taking care of your mental health during this time. See their website here which has advice and links to further resources: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/Stay active:
If you do not have symptoms at this time you can still go out for walks in nature. This will help keep you balanced and keep your body and mind healthy. Just avoid touching surfaces as much as possible, carry alcohol hand sanitiser if you have it, don’t get too close to people you don’t live with (2 meters) and wash your hand well as soon as you get back home. If you have symptoms though please stay home.
Sport England have put together lots of advice about keeping fit at home
This girl can has a section on excersise at home. Boys welcome too!!
Yoga with Adriene has lots of free videos to do at home
Resources if you are home with kids:
We are lucky that there are lots of online education resources available free and others have made their systems free during this time to help parents who are having to switch to home educating their children.
Firstly – please remember that this is a big change for your kids as well as you. Stay calm, focus on having fun together and connecting again. Learning can come later. Eventually you can build a routine and keep the kids learning but don’t feel you have to do that straight away. This is a big adjustment for everyone, relax and enjoy snuggling up together to watch a movie!
Here are some ideas and resources for home education:
Check with your child’s school – they may have given your child links to log on to online resources
Twinkl is offering parent and carer our school access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Hackney & The Mentoring Lab are running free sessions online for 8-18 year olds every Tues and Wed 3-5PM. Join them for fun games, jokes and keep fit exercises. Clickfor more info and link to join: http://m0r.at/hPS/aExKM8M