In this issue...
Over the past few weeks as everyone has been adjusting to the new measures that have been put in place to deal with the spread of covid-19, we have been busy ensuring that we can continue to support the most vulnerable in our community and deliver essential services.
In this issue, we're going to take a look how we have been responding to the pandemic, what our priorities are and what you can do to help yourself, your family and your community.
The government is now instructing us to avoid all but essential social contact. This means that we are spending a lot of time at home and many of our regular social activities are no longer available to us.
Try to view this as a new and unusual experience that might have benefits. Create a new daily routine that prioritises looking after yourself. You could try reading more or watching boxsets, having an exercise routine, trying new relaxation techniques or finding new knowledge on the internet.
It is important that you keep up to date with the evolving situation from trusted news sources (UK Government, NHS UK, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey County Council and news websites such as BBC and Sky for example) but limit your exposure so as not to become overloaded.
Keep in touch with other people regularly on social media, e-mail or on the phone, as they are still good ways of being close to the people who matter to you. If you are sharing content, use this from trusted sources and remember that your friends and family might be more worried than you, so try not to sensationalise things
It has been impressive to see how our community has pulled together with lots of people coming forward to help during this time and you can do your bit by keeping your distance.