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4 THINGS TO DO WHEN THE LOCKDOWN EASES

MAY 2020
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4 THINGS TO DO WHEN THE LOCKDOWN EASES

Whether you’re an emergency/essential worker or not, there are certain things you must do when the lockdown eases.


If you’re an emergency/essential worker, you never had much of a lockdown; these past weeks have been even more stressful for you than they’ve been for us, and we are all grateful for whatever you’ve done.

If you aren’t an emergency/essential worker, you’ve been pretty much stuck indoors for the past few weeks.

Going out has become the new staying in

Remember when you’d thank your stars for a day you could just lie around, order in, and switch on a movie?

Well, with the lockdown, that’s pretty much become a normal routine for a lot of us.

Rather than ‘I’ll just watch one of the Jason movies tonight’, you start to think ‘So, did we watch Friday the 13th II last night or Friday the 13th III?’

Work from home

According to some reports, grooming products have been flying off the shelves in shops.

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Well, with a lot of us taking part in work meetings via videoconferencing, we want to dress up and look sharp for the cameras, right?

That’s another new thing - dressing up but not going out.

Then of course, there are all the attendant mishaps, like

  • Zoombombing (although that has been declining of late)

  • Forgetting to switch off the webcam, and being caught in a state of undress

  • Children, spouses, roommates sauntering into the video in the middle of a work call

Looking ahead

Right, enough of the past.

Let’s look ahead.

What can we look forward to?

Here are the top 4 things you can consider doing when the lockdown eases.

Relax

This is for all the emergency and essential workers.

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You’ve been working nonstop throughout the medical emergency, looking after people.

The easing of the lockdown (and, hopefully, a slowdown of the virus) will give you some time to relax. We hope.

The first opportunity you get, take it.

You are human beings too, and you deserve a break.

Maintain social distancing