With gyms closed and people asked to stay at home, a lot of us will be looking for alternative methods of getting or keeping fit.
Here’s a round up of online keep fit that’s free. If you do sign up for stuff that’s free for a fixed number of days, eg 30 days, then set a reminder to cancel or if you can cancel straight away if the service allows you to do that and still use it!
YouTube is awash with home workout videos. One channel that is currently getting a lot of attention on social media sites in The Body Coach. Owner Joe Wicks is hosting daily PE lessons live-streamed from 9 am.
Below are a few recommendations for some of the more popular channels available across the site, but there are …
Broadband providers are to relax prices and lift data caps to keep the nation online during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
All data allowance caps on current fixed broadband services will be removed in a deal struck by the government and telecommunications providers and this will help vulnerable people stay connected.
Companies such as BT/EE, Openreach, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, O2, Vodafone, Three, Hyperoptic, Gigaclear, and KCOM have pledged that anyone who is struggling to pay their bill due to the pandemic will be treated fairly and appropriately supported.
The firms have also agreed to offer generous new mobile and landline packages to ensure people are connected and the most vulnerable continue to be supported. These could put users in line for packages featuring data boosts at low prices and free calls from their landline or mobile.…
On Monday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all non-essential stores as he plunged the UK into a lockdown to ease the burden on the NHS.
Corner shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, hardware stores, banks, petrol stations and bike shops can stay open during the pandemic.
Pubs, bars and restaurants had already been told to shut their doors in an effort to prevent the spread on people mixing closely in public. Places of worship are closed, apart from for funerals, as must libraries, museums, galleries and bingo halls.
Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational, and online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal, but Next shut down its online operations last night, so who knows who will also do the same.
So here’s …
It’s day 3 of lockdown and hopefully you’ve not torn your hair out yet. Here’a a quick list of some free things for kids to do.
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Online shopping will probably increase as more of us need to self-isolate, so I thought I would do a round up here of what is going on, from supermarket chain Morrisons announcing that it is to create 3,500 new jobs to expand its home delivery service amid the coronavirus pandemic to Ocado shutting down its entire website until 21 March to work out how it can offer more slots.
I have used copy from the grocers’ websites and news we find. If you have any updates, please put in comments and I will try to update daily.
If you click on the link to the shop’s name, you will reach their current page updating on deliveries. I have added a few alternatives to get food too online at the bottom of this list. Stay safe …
While I don’t want to spread panic, if you have to self-isolate or quarantine if you have symptoms or the full blow coronavirus, you may want to prepare so when you do your normal shop maybe add these items, if you haven’t done so already.
If you are self-isolating ask your friends and neighbours to do your shopping. Try to book an online delivery slot now as they are booking weeks ahead, or even consider using services like milkmen. We use Morefresh.co.uk and they will deliver the basics, milk, bread and eggs. Other similar services will deliver fruit and veg and even toilet rolls.
But please don’t hoard and overbuy, the supermarkets say if we buy normally there’s enough for us all, and there are other people out there who need that toilet paper or …