Social distancing

Thursday 19-03-2020 - 17:29
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Social Distancing

As you’ll be aware, the Coronavirus situation is fast-changing and ever evolving, and it has been incredible to see how many of you are adapting and contributing to these strange new times. But, we would like to highlight the importance of social distancing.

Now, you've probably heard about this a lot lately. So what exactly is it? Why should you be doing this?

Well, firstly, it's not a joke. Social distancing is a very real and very important tool for looking after everyone in our community, including you! Government advice currently states that we should be avoiding gatherings. So what does that mean for you? Well we are afraid to say, no house parties, no trips to the pub and no hanging out round your friends’ houses. Yes, we may sound like the fun police, but you’ll find that everyone is in the same boat. Yes, you might feel fine right now, but symptoms are not always obvious. You could be unknowingly spreading the virus and we’re sure none of you want to be doing that!

But social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t do anything and all the fun has to stop. Why not take a walk round an open park? Or get active doing an online fitness class? Plus, we’re busy putting together some activities you can get involved with online!

Social distancing also doesn’t mean you can’t socialise. Luckily, there are more ways than ever to stay connected with friends, family and the outside world, all whilst keeping your distance. So get creative.

Here's a few of our favourite tools

Movie Marathons with your friends

netflixparty.com

Connect for remote house parties

houseparty.com

Is there an app or website you’ve been using and would recommend to others? Is there a takeaway you’ve ordered your favourite meal from? Is there a particular fitness video you’ve found online? Any interesting podcasts you’ve been listening to or series you've been watching? We want to hear from you, so let us know. We can then share all your suggestions with your student community.

Most importantly, please remember to keep washing your hands! When you get home, before you eat and certainly after you sneeze or cough.

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