Isolation Toolkit

Staying in lockdown or quarantine is not easy.
Here are some tips and tools to help you get through it.

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Firsthand Accounts

Guy living the first day of lockdown in Italy AMA

πŸ”—https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/comments/fgdaib/guy_living_the_first_day_of_lockdown_in_italy_ama
Reddit Ask Me Anything about what it’s like to be on lockdown in Italy

Coronavirus: London woman describes 'scary' isolation

πŸ”—https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51844646Β 
Isolation as described by a Londoner

πŸ”—https://twitter.com/SloopJontyB/status/1241134014725066754
Advice from someone who works on submarines about how to stay sane when cooped up for long periods with little privacy

Living Through Coronavirus Around the World

πŸ”—https://kottke.org/20/04/living-through-coronavirus
YouTube channel Great Big Story recently asked eight filmmakers in eight different countries to report in on how they, their families, and their communities are doing during the pandemic.
"Our daily routines have been disrupted, and many of us have been separated from friends, family and work. We checked in on eight households to see how they are feeling, how they are passing the time, how they are keeping connected to others, and what they are looking forward to in a post-pandemic world. From Beijing, China, to Mashhad, Iran, to Melbourne, Australia, here’s how we’re all working through this thing, one day at a time, together."

Self Isolation Advice

Coronasafe

πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.coronasafe.in/
A crowd-sourced guide to staying safe during the Coronavirus outbreak.Β 
How to use data scientist and detect early COVID-19 symptoms

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
NHS Tips for staying at home

The DIY guide to Self-isolation

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTpnGOOwGrb7h3gf5Iqh-_rlOvii inot_Y_j4a
ia-9KhwI8972EpHYqEoGCltf3agQiOlVSM6u_Y97efF/pub
Self Help guide to Self Isolation- Guide to self Isolation for people having to stay at home

COVID-19: Community and Self Care Resources

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eu5Xqn_IB2ckhvCl6UdDH0DwKdnh1kS2oaGEMVkVbUY/edit
A list of non-medical resources for people who are facing quarantine, self-isolation orΒ other factors because of COVID-19. Through these resources hopefully we can better support each other and nurture ourselves.

NHS apps library

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/
NHS is the UK national health service, but you don’t need to live in the UK to use these apps.

Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you can not walk/run/bike close to each other

πŸ”—https://medium.com/@jurgenthoelen/belgian-dutch-study-why-in-times-of-covid-19-you-can-not-walk-run-bike-close-to-each-other-a5df19c77d08
For walking the distance of people moving in the same direction in 1 line should be at least 4–5 meter, for running and slow biking it should be 10 meters and for hard biking at least 20 meters.

Lockdown Kit

πŸ”—https://airtable.com/universe/expAvHxkW4rRwtVab/covid-19-resources-and-projects
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1prmMBDvIhuU_7Fa_VcI8bm39DmOcD74ltSUiYwVva9I/edit - Lockdown Kit πŸ’ͺπŸ¦ŠπŸ„ Known also as Problems of the quarantine and how to solve them

You’re single. You live alone. Are you allowed to have a coronavirus buddy?

πŸ”—https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/4/2/21202903/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-closed-circle-single-alone
The idea that you can safely form an airtight circle of healthy friends is unsound, for three main reasons...

StayTheFuckHome

πŸŒπŸ”—https://staythefuckhome.com/
Our governments are only slowly implementing measures to control the spread ofΒ SARS-CoV-2Β and containing theΒ COVID-19 pandemic. Slow reactions, public appeasement policies, and their urge to stabilize the economy have kept them from taking the measures needed to protect millions from this disease. However, it is not only the government's burden to bear. It is time for us, as citizens of this earth, to take action now and do our part in fighting COVID-19.

If You Get Infected

For those who think they might have been infected and want to know what to expect:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/infected

Mutual Aid Support Groups

For those looking to either volunteer or are looking for help from their communities:

πŸ”— https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mutual-aid-group

Parenting & Childcare

For parents and guardians who are looking for tools to look after the children in their care, see:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/childcare

Working from Home

For knowledge workers starting to work remotely
See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/remote

Things to do at Home

For all who are isolating and looking for things to do at home, from entertainment to education
See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbok.com/things-to-do

Mental Health Advice During Isolation

For those looking for resources around mental health
See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

Loneliness

See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/loneliness

Advice for Specific Mental Health Issues

See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

Dealing with Addiction

See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/addiction

High Density Living Arrangements

See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/high-density

Advice for Abuse Victims, Survivors and Advocates

See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/home-troubles

Bereavement

See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/bereavement