Connect with the elderly
For those not able to access online grocery stores, having a support network in the community is invaluable. Make contact with older members of your community. Doing something as simple as putting a note through a neighbour’s door, giving them your number in case they need urgent supplies, or simply want to chat, can make a huge difference in challenging and lonely times. Check out #viralkindness on Twitter to find a template to print at home and drop through your neighbour’s letterbox.
Don’t let others go hungry
Let the online community help the offline community
Preserve your favourite places
Staying safe by avoiding that café around the corner that’s normally buzzing with locals? Watching Netflix instead of going to your local cinema? The long-term repercussions for businesses which lie at the heart of our communities could be devastating. If you are happy to keep going out locally then think about shopping at quieter times. Perhaps order items for pick up in advance to minimize your time spent in store. For salons, cinemas, and restaurants, buying a voucher or gift card online to use at a later date is a great way to keep business moving. It can also provide something to look forward to in the future.