By now most of us around the world are aware of the COVID-19 outbreak. This disease began its journey in the Wuhan province of China, infecting thousands of people and slowly moving across borders where it eventually began to grow exponentially. Thousands more have died since the outbreak and the number continues to grow. Sending many countries into lockdown to try and get ahead of the spread of this virus. At this stage, an end to the pandemic is unclear and to a large degree an ever-changing target.

This virus is rather stealthy as it can move from person to person without being detected. Hitching a ride in seemingly healthier people so it can find its way throughout the entire population. Taking down the more vulnerable and striking without any warning. At this time, we have been asked to keep our distance and refrain from social gatherings in order to have a chance at overcoming this virus.

As of Midnight 26 March 2020, we will be officially on total lockdown as per President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his address to the nation this last Monday evening.

What to Do at Home

I like to think of this time as an opportunity to connect with our loved ones and enjoy the little moments we tend to miss out on due busy lives. At home, one can spend a little extra time on your physical health by working out and spending time eating meals without a huge rush.

So, what we recommend is listening to the World Health Organisation and our president to maintain your social distance, wash your hands regularly and where required use masks and gloves for protection. Lastly, stay at home during this time and lean away from panic buying.

Here are a few ideas to do while at home:

  • Find a home challenge such as the #hometasking challenge with the Taskmaster crew.
  • Spend that little bit of extra time tinkering with your hobbies
  • Take some time to spend on your vehicle TLC
  • Connect with others via video calls and messages
  • Read that book you have on your side table
  • Teach your children something new
  • Cook those meals that usually take way too long
  • Learn something new via online platforms


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