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Stay Active during Self Isolation

This entry was posted in General March 19, 2020

Coronavirus has impacted everyone in the world at an alarming rate but we are urging customers to try and maintain a routine during the uncertainty.

It is expected that by the end of the week, the Government will be advising the elderly and vulnerable people in the UK to self-isolate in order to protect themselves. We understand this may affect many of our customers and understand a change in routine can be worrying.

Self-isolation is being advised for your benefit and is trying to prevent you from catching Covid-19. This may mean you can’t socialise as you usually would, see friends or family, and even change the way you shop; however, all of these can be overcome in different ways.

We are urging customers and their families to think of ways to maintain some routine, for example if you would usually visit your family on a Sunday, can you arrange a video call? If you would usually do shopping on a Saturday, do you have someone who could help with this if you gave them a shopping list, and they could drop it off at your door for you?

We are also encouraging everyone to check regularly on loved ones. If you are a friend or family member of someone who is self-isolating please take the time to check on their well-being. Many people want help but are too afraid to ask, so let’s make sure they are OK, and socialise via telephone rather than face-to-face.

There is lots of ways to remain active during self-isolation, for example we have a range of exercise and therapy solutions to keep your body active while isolating, such as pedal exercisers, resistance bands and hand exercisers. It is recommended you stay within your home however you may go out to exercise so you could go for a walk or take your scooter out and enjoy some fresh air while maintaining social distancing recommendations (currently 2m/6ft from others). You could sit and watch the birds out of your window or listen to some music. If feasible and the weather improves enjoy getting out into your garden. You can also keep your mind busy by doing crosswords, reading, crafts or dust off an old jigsaw puzzle to enjoy.

We have recently updated our product catalogue, so if you would like something to read you can request a copy here, and we will post a copy to you.

As with any news in the UK and around the world, the media don’t always report the truth so we would advise only watching the news as you usually would, maybe once a day. There are other things happening around the world and amongst the worry and uncertainty, good things are happening, so try not to focus on the negative statistics and keep your mind positive.

If you have any requirements for equipment during self-isolation please contact your nearest Ableworld store and they can talk through the options available.

#Staysafe #Stayactive #BeKind


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