BlogCOVID 19 Self Isolation - Neighbour Support and Exercising

COVID 19 Self Isolation - Neighbour Support and Exercising

COVID 19 Self Isolation - Neighbour Support and Exercising

We are fully aware of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the UK, at the moment. The National Health Service have published the following advice during ‘Lockdown’:

“Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, you should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

You should also:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands
  • not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean”

How do we carry on relatively normal lives during these challenging times and within the NHS guidelines?

Here are 50 great ideas from the Liverpool Echo:

1. Take up a new form of exercise

2. Do DIY

3. Play chess

4. Use the internet to trace your ancestry

5. Do gardening

6. Learn an instrument

7. Take up painting

8. Make model aircraft

9. Read books

10. Have a movie night complete with popcorn

12. Make a list of all the things you want to do when this is over

13. Decorate the house

14. Do jigsaws

15. Learn a new language using YouTube or an audio guide

16. Take up pottery or a new craft

17. Play FIFA or other games on the Xbox

18. Join a virtual book club online

19. Listen to your favourite albums from your youth

20. Make your own natural beauty products - there are loads of tips online

21. Take up baking

22. Wash the car

23. Have a virtual party with your friends online

24. Or have an online karaoke session

25. Write poetry

26. Do crosswords

27. Write a book or short stories

28. Fly a kite in the garden

29. Keep a diary or scrapbook

30. Listen to podcasts or start your own

31. Catch up with old friends on Skype

32. Phone elderly relatives who may be feeling lonely

33. Have a good clear out

34. Take a long bath and listen to an audio book

35. Spring clean the whole house

36. Try out some new recipes

37. Look at old photo albums

38. And take the time to make new one

39. Watch the sunrise and sunset from your window

40. Make pizzas from scratch

41. Make a beehive

42. Watch a classic musical and sing along

43. Sort the loft out

44. Play games in the garden

45. Do origami

46. Take up knitting

47. Watch old episodes of your favourite comedies

48. Clear out the shed or garage

49. Try out some new social media accounts and share what you're up to each day

50. Recreate your favourite restaurant dishes at home

Number one on the list is to exercise. Exercise is so important to our physical and mental health.

Here are two popular ways of doing exercise in your own home:

Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

The Body Coach TV 2020 | The Home of Home Workouts

I started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. It's taken me a long time to grow it bu...

Home Festival – Strictly Stars, Karen Hauer & Oti Mabuse

There is one thing that you can do whilst still complying with the Lockdown online and get local deliveries of foodstuffs, DIY materials, garden supplies, family games etc.

This year Easter weekend is (Good) Friday 10th to (Bank Holiday) Monday 13th April.

Have you bought your Easter eggs yet? You will need to have them delivered online. You can always use Joe Wicks to work them off!

Whatever you are buying how can you receive a parcel delivery? It was bad enough before this dreadful virus. We all have stories of delivery drivers who just leave parcels lying around ready to be stolen. Amazon? However, with social distancing of 2 metres apart, more deliveries will end up on doorsteps.

What you need is a Parcel box.

The best answer is to purchase a parcel drop box for online deliveries from Postbox Shop; supplier of quality British Standard post and parcel boxes.

You can be assured that you only receive products of the finest quality. Most of our products comply to BS EN:13724 AND Secured By Design New Homes Guide 2014. Post box Shop can cater for all styles and tastes whether you require a traditional or modern post box, we will have the solution.

Our Parcel Dropbox is perfect, simply place a parcel onto the internal shelf and close the lid, which will drop it down inside the box, a section only accessible with your key. These large capacity parcel boxes are unique as they will accept multiple deliveries, and can be screwed to a wall or concreted into the ground with a base plate. Our Zurich letterbox is much smaller, ideal for both external and internal use.

Great value is the Parcel Box 500. It is a new design of both parcel and mailbox which can receive small volumes of mail and parcels. Ideal for home It has a solid powerful retractable plate Inside the top of the box which prevents parcels and mail being fished out of the box involuntarily. The Parcel Box 500 comes complete with a security locking mechanism which enhances the security of this box. It is a great advantage to be able to receive multiple deliveries when other models only allow for one delivery at a time.

Shop online, but buy your parcel boxes for online deliveries from Postbox Shop, first!

If you have any questions about our parcel box range, please contact our friendly team today.

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Call us on 01233 664 524 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

Please Keep Safe and Healthy at this Difficult Time

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