Nipa and Rima are sisters who live together. They’re enjoying the slower pace of lockdown.
Nipa – “I feel great because I am able to work from home, and relieved at not to having to commute. I get more done and I have more time for myself now despite having to care for dad with a daily food drop of freshly cooked food.”
Rima – “I feel happy and positive despite the circumstances. I am currently furloughed and making use of the time doing jobs I don’t usually have time for. When we visit dad we stop and have a quick chat from a safe distance, to give him some family connection. We’ve also offered to shop for his friends and some of our neighbours.
We miss family and friends first and foremost, and socialising with them. No one in the family has been unwell, but we do have friends who’ve suffered from symptoms of coronavirus and are recovering.”
Nipa: “I try to keep fit with a jog in the local park at the weekend, otherwise a daily lunchtime walk for an hour is a must. I also try to do some stretching and strength training in our “home made” gym.”
Rima: “I’m working out at home to keep fit. Park based fitness daily and chatting to friends and family on daily basis.”
The positive outcome of lockdown is that people are putting a greater value on family and friends and general health and wellbeing. We’re taking more time on enjoying our garden, doing all the DIY chores we never have time for, cooking more and connecting with family and friends more regularly through video calling.”