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5 ways to stay connected during isolation from coronavirus

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.

2. #WeMadeThis
Postcards from Hull is a virtual exhibition aiming to help people stay active and connected. Discover more about how you can get involved here.

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.

4. Twinkl
Looking for things to keep your kids busy during school closures? Twinkl, an education resource has free packs available for parents. Discover more here.

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.

Laura has signed up for Look, Say, Sing, Play and says she has already seen the difference in her baby George.