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    Hi all,

    Is anyone else really stressed about the coronavirus?! I know that we hear that it mainly affects the elderly/ill but I’m still worried about contracting it myself with two little ones at home. I’m also worried about my kids getting it.

    I’m just as, if not more stressed, about how we will cope if we have to self-isolate or are quarantined for weeks/months. I have not been stockpiling so I probably have a week or two’s worth of stuff and that’s it. I can’t afford to get much more, I budget for food and supplies on a weekly basis.

    I know I’m not the only one stressing but it is really starting to make me anxious, lose sleep and get really (irrationally?) angry at family and friends who don’t have kids or are in couples who are more blasé about it or bang on about how they’ve stocked up on this, that and the other.

    #37787 Report


    All the hype in the press is enough to make anyone anxious.💐

    I think you should focus on good hygiene and keeping your little family happy. Be a bit less sociable face to face, think of it like nesting. And don’t worry about food, the worst that will happen is you might not get a specific thing and have to buy an alternative..

    Unless you are ill, don’t stay indoors, you’ll feel worse. Go to the park, or on the common, it should be sunny this week, make sure you get some fresh air.

    I’m in the same situation, just me and my son. I’m reading a lot to distract myself.

    You’ll all be fine.

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    #37818 Report


    Just eat healthily. Also if you cant get hand wash, wash with soap.

    To make hand wash Scrape soap shavings into an old bottle add some dettol and top up with water. Give bottle a good shake and you bave made your own hand wash.

    We have also been making turmeric shots with ginger, garlic and lemon. Have a glass of orange juice each day to build up immune system.

    Keep safe and there is nothing to fear

    #37841 Report


    It’s time to talk to your neighbours and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you look up local parish council or church websites they may be able to point you towards volunteers in times of crisis. Facebook groups are popping up with volunteers to get groceries and medications if you can’t go out due to isolating. I can’t sleep because my ex is up north so if he can’t travel I’m faced with telling my kids they might not see him they only see him every 2-3 weeks now so I’m dreading it.

    #37859 Report


    Hugs. It is a worry and quite confusing messages from the government are not helping.



    #37862 Report


    I’m new here, was up all night. The minute I was watching Boris Johnson’s press conference yesterday I got all upset and felt instantly alone.

    I am so very lucky to have a great family who have always been close, but my nan both my parents  and a few other members of my family have issues with there health so will need to stay safe for the 12 week period so over night I have lost my support team. I have an added issue of a being disabled.

    I feel so lost


    #37884 Report


    Same as Teamtiny, I have spent the day looking for forums for support as I am just so worried.

    Worried about our grandparents my kids can’t see, worried about getting the virus while at home, worried about my kids learning etc. I understand it’s important to self-isolate but no one really tells us anything about how our teenagers will prepare for exams amidst all this stress, how it’s going to affect their revision etc. My teen’s alreaady got anxiety and this has just driven it through the roof. The revision tutors he visits are still operating and have said they’ll be taking all the necessary measures  so I’m holding on to that but we are both so worried about it all.

    Then on top of that are worries about job loss, getting sick etc. How are you coping?

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