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Hmmm…it’s the little things for me – we’re rationing our paper towel and wipes, much more pedantic about washing hands, cringe when I hear anyone cough or sneeze and press lift buttons with our elbow.
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Posted anonymously, 23rd March 2020

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  • Hmmm, I’m definitely aware of changes, but they haven’t affected us too much. I’m one of those shoppers that has a backup of most products in the cupboard, and groceries seem to be slowly returning to normal, so no impact there. I’m generally a solo person anyway so I’ll do just fine.

  • I haven’t been shopping for 4 weeks so perishable food is running low. My fridge is almost empty.
    I have been staying home as I am prone to bad Hayfever there is so many flower in bloom and in some areas dry seedy grass. I got Hayfever at the beginning of March and still have a “phlem” cough, definitely not a dry one like the Virus is, I’m going to do a quick shop tomorrow during the time it is normally fairly quiet. I don’t want to do on-line shopping as I am on a special needs diet and manufacturers change their ingredients and I could have to return a lot of what I order. Companies take a long time to update their ingredients lists you can check via google. Our GP is now doing phone consultations. Some specialists are too.

  • We are finding our networks are pulling together and keeping in touch in a virtual way. Staying connected is so essential!

  • In some ways life hasn’t changed – still going to work etc. But I am missing the gym, seeing friends and my side job of fitness classes and LTS. Honestly I think I’m sick of being inside!

  • Life has changed but we are reading offical information and following rules. We have made changes and modifications to our life. We are being sensible with our resources but not buying into panic and hoarding. We are looking at all the things we can still do and appreciating them. We are staying connected to family and friends via technology. We are supporting businesses through online services. We are staying positive and supporting each other and family and friends. I hope this community is safe and supports each other too. Stay safe :)

  • We are only going out when absolutely necessary (to get supplies, etc) and then we are straight into the supermarket and straight out again. We have more than enough to keep us occupied at home so we are not going out anywhere else. We have always adhered to strict hygiene routines but are going over and above the health guidelines now. We miss socialising with our friends, but I would rather our friends, and us, are still here after all this to enjoy each others’ company again!

  • I work as an essential service and the hardest part is leaving my nine and fifteen year old to get on with their online schooling all by themselves.
    Hubby and I are homebodies so that hasn’t changed much but I’m paranoid and feel anxious about everything i touch.

  • Yes totally agree I hate it when I hear someone cough or sneeze near me as I am still at work but distances between workers yet still here a cough or sneeze as walking past and you do question it a tad I think it just happens unintentionally

  • Staying at home more… Homeschooling the kids… And a lot of the support services I need are no longer available.

  • Just keeping distance and keeping up personal hygiene

  • Not many changes and more family time.

  • We have changed our procedures a fair bit at work and my shopping has changed a fair bit because we can never seem to get the items we regularly have on hand all the time and we just can’t stockpile because we live week to week.

  • The biggest thing for our family was our daughters wedding. We came so close to the big day then all the restrictions came in so our daughter had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone her big day. We are trying to keep her spirits up and I am sure once all this is over and we can plan again it will be even more special to everyone by having a celebration. I am getting paranoid about self isolation. A lot of people around me don’t seem to be taking things so serious. I also feel when I go shopping that everything is dirty. Including any items I may purchase, definitely the shopping trolley so I have been shopping in Woolworths as they have the wipes available to wipe your trolley before entering the store. Stay safe everyone xx

  • Less visitors, more pedantic about hygiene.

  • it is really stressed and panic situation but we try to adjust the way situation is

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