Schools have closed and home working is advised as the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak. It can leave people feeling isolated and disconnected.
But lots of great resources can help people to feel more connected to the outside world.
Here are 5 things to do to help during isolation and school closures.
1. BBC Sounds
This great app has lots of sounds, radio and podcasts to keep you entertained. Learn more here or download in your app store.
“I have been insanely lucky” 🌟
🏝 Daniel Radcliffe was this week’s @BBCRadio4 Desert Island Discs castaway. He spoke about Harry Potter, his career on stage and being teetotal.
🎧 Listen to the chat and his musical choices on BBC Sounds https://t.co/w1wJkl6QUz
— BBC Sounds (@BBCSounds) March 16, 2020
Postcards from Hull is a virtual exhibition aiming to help people stay active and connected. Discover more about how you can get involved here.
Next project: Postcards from Hull (March – Sept 2020). Was going to be a traveling exhibition, but will now be a virtual one, aiming to help people stay both active & connected in these uncertain times. Full details below. Do join in & spread the word.https://t.co/OQhkBIsCKt
— #WeMadeThis (@wemadethishull) March 18, 2020
3. Down Dog
Usually you need to pay for this yoga app, but until Wednesday 1 April, they’re offering various workouts for free. Learn more here.
In response to #COVID19 school closures, we are offering free access to all our apps until July 1st for all students and teachers (K-12 and college). To access the free membership, please register your school’s domain at https://t.co/41jhkpAl8L. pic.twitter.com/yiEfL4tHe4
— Down Dog (@downdogapp) March 18, 2020
Looking for things to keep your kids busy during school closures? Twinkl, an education resource has free packs available for parents. Discover more here.
We’re supporting global schools who have been forced to close with a free month on our ultimate subscription.
— Twinkl Resources (@twinklresources) March 14, 2020
5. #frommywindow Hull and East Yorkshire
These Facebook groups are encouraging children to display their artworks in the windows of people’s homes and other children who are out for a walk while social distancing (not in groups, obviously …) can see them and it can help to spread positivity and joy. Find them here.