Coronavirus: new lockdown rules
As of 5th January 2021, England is now in the highest tier for covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Alongside the other Coronavirus-related FAQs below, the Advice section will direct you to the latest government rules about what you can and cannot do.
Run out of ideas?
We’ve some ideas to nudge you into action.
The sofa is a false friend – doing some simple tasks around the house, or nudging yourself into action to try a new hobby will help you stay positive – especially with the bad weather forecast!
Set a really simple goal. Don’t expect too much of yourself.
(okay, writing a novel might be a bit ambitious!)
With thanks to our My Shrewsbury intern – the very marvellous Olivia Myers for this xx
🔍 Weekend activity: Scavenger hunt
You’ll be amazed what you can find around your home! See if you can find an item for every letter of the alphabet. If you get stuck, create an image of what that letter could be.
👀 Share your weird and wonderful findings with friends!
Here’s an idea from Beryl Daffern on the ‘For Love of Shrewsbury’ Facebook group. She suggests an idea for children and adults – write a diary each day because this is something, that is making history right here right now! We are all part of it, it will be interesting in years to come to see how we all dealt with it.
This advice comes from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. They have created some top tips to support those who are undertaking social distancing to get through the next few weeks:
- Establish a daily routine. Routines provide structure and purpose.
- Balance your weekly routine so you have a good mix of work (activities that have to
be done), rest and leisure.
- Think about which regular activities that are most important to you. What are the important elements to these? Can you adapt them to carry out in the home? For example, instead of a class, following an online strength and balance routine.
- Set daily goals to provide purpose and a sense of achievement. This might include working through that list of the things you keep meaning to do but never get round to?
- Identify the triggers that make you feel low and look for ways to reduce or manage them.
- Talk with family, friends and neighbours to help them understand how you feel and how they can help. Can they talk you through using apps on your mobile phone, for instance?
- Take care of yourself. Eat and drink healthily with plenty of fruit, vegetables and water to support your immune function and energy levels.
- Avoid staying still for too long. Exercise and regular movement will maintain fitness and strength. If you are working from home, take breaks and eat away from your “desk.”
- Have a good sleep routine. If you are struggling, try avoiding tea and coffee in the late afternoon and evening, take a bath, using blackout curtains, listening to gentle music or deep breathing exercises.
- Keep in touch. Arrange to speak to someone most days on the phone, through social media, or over the garden fence.
Spread the love – residents in care home
Would you like to write or draw a picture for residents in our local care homes? ✏️ It would be so lovely for them to receive a letter or a picture through the post….who doesn’t like receiving something special to make them smile ❤️
If you would like to spread the love, then please do post your wonderful letters to:
Lymehurst Rest Home
112 Ellesmere Road
The Mount House and Severn View
41-43 The Mount
If you would like a reply, please include a self address envelope ✉️
Huge thanks in advance for making someone’s day