The government's advice has changed from 'Stay at home' to 'Stay alert' but for some this still means continuing to self-isolate as well as only going out when it is absolutely essential.
For some people, life is very different since the coronavirus outbreak and staying indoors alone, as is the case for some, presents both challenges and opportunities.
Staying in and being alone is part of everyday life for others and it is possible to develop coping strategies that lessen the impact of isolation. Being alone does not necessarily mean being lonely.
Age UK Camden offer nine top tips in their guidance, Feeling anxious about coronavirus:
Talk about how you are feeling
Keep on top of the practical things
Do not watch the news all day
Look after yourself physically
Stick to a routine – or make a new one
Try to relax and get enough sleep
Keep an eye on how you are feeling
Look out for each other
Public Health England and Sport England have produced a downloadable guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Gransnet have put together on their website 11 tips for staying positive, How to stay positive in self-isolation.
Information about talking to people and about befriending services is available in the Befriending section on Camden Care Choices.
RecommendMe is a website that lists social events and activities available without leaving the home. Some of these require access to the internet but many do not.
Mind in Camden suggest 11 ways to manage isolation in their guidance Coronavirus and your wellbeing.
There are some very basic needs that contribute to being well that may have become more difficult in isolation such as getting food and shopping, and money and banking. If you need practical support with any of these things you can contact the Camden Social Prescribing Service.
Contact the Camden Social Prescribing Service
Telephone: 0800 193 6067 (the call may not be answered immediately, but if you leave a message someone will get back to you)