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Everyone should avoid non-essential contact with others to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister has said. As schools shut and some people work from home, many are feeling cut off from their everyday hobbies and social lives. But the internet offers a means to stay connected and to keep us all entertained and educated through the days of isolation. Here are just some of the ways people are already using technology to lift their spirits.
Groups have also been finding innovative ways to socialise, hosting dinner parties and even Brownies meetings online. Goose's Quizzes usually runs 45 pub quizzes in Scotland, but has started doing live online sessions every night, with hundreds participating. Even book clubs are operating digitally, with private WhatsApp groups forming to share reading lists and Rebel Book Club launching a day free reading challenge for anyone who needs extra ability.
People have also been downloading the free Google Chrome extension Netflix Party, which allows users to watch Netflix together. It synchronises screens and creates a group chat to communicate. For those craving some culture, museums and galleries have been posting on social media under the hashtag museumfromhome, showcasing their collections.
Are you ready? One exhibition at God's House Tower in Southampton is having a "virtual launch" on Saturday, as the venue has shut due to coronavirus. Exercise classes have moved from gyms to online, creating videos or "lives" on Instagram and Facebook. Many fitness clubs, including Barry's, Crossfit and David Lloyd, are providing online workouts people can do at home. Amanda Dufour, a yoga instructor who is currently self-isolating, has filmed YouTube videos to follow and has been teaching classes via Zoom and Skype.
Free video appointments with vets are also being offered on the FirstVet app until the end of April. Users are paired with a qualified vet who can give advice and refer the patient to a physical service if necessary.
People are also ing up to dog-walking apps, such as Borrow My Doggy, to walk the pets of those who cannot because of new working arrangements or self-isolation. Following food shortages in supermarkets, foodies are getting creative online, posting tips for alternative ingredients and recipes with a limited food cupboard.
Local Asda yesterday was out of tinned tomatoes, and passata, and puree. Even the expensive brands. But next row along, they had a full shelf of Smartprice bolognese sauce. So I got that instead. You can use it in place of tinned toms in almost anything. You're welcome. What are some things you've been wanting to learn in the kitchen, now that we're all spending more time at home? For now, here's my super easy method for making your own puff pastry Nia Williams, director of Slow Food Wales, a grassroots movement that promotes local food and traditional cooking, is making video guides on how to grow fruit and vegetables at home.
Finally, for those wishing to add a touch of class to their nights in, the Champagne Bureau has this handy guide to pairing champagne with your takeaway of choice.
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