Sunderland Echo

There’s light at the end of the tunnel... but, for now, embrace lockdown life

Once again the UK is living under tough but necessary restrictio­ns as we battle COVID-19. Vaccines offer us hope and a way out but, until then, we must all play our part in together beating the virus. We look at the many ways we can continue to stay at h

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AS COVID-19 tightens its grip, lockdown restrictio­ns have again been put in place, and are likely to remain for some time to come.

Schools to shops, work to pubs, restaurant­s, cinemas and gyms – all aspects of our lives are affected amid the UK Government and Devolved Administra­tions’ clear clarion calls to stay at home.

Those on the NHS frontline continue to bear the brunt of the pandemic while other key workers are keeping operating essential services such as supermarke­ts, pharmacies, waste collection and deliveries.

We can all play our part on the path to freedom. All we have to do is obey the rules.

Life in lockdown is undoubtedl­y different. But, embrace it, and it can offer new opportunit­ies.

Take up a hobby, learn a skill, exercise, read, bake, take up a craft and complete jobs around the house

you have been putting off. New technologi­es allow us to keep in touch with family and friends as well as connecting on virtual pub quizzes and classes.

There is light at the end of the tunnel with rules regularly reviewed and the vaccinatio­n programme being rolled out apace.

But for now we are in this together, all having a vital part to play.

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LOTS TO DO: Home improvemen­ts and more reading are just two things that can help you get through lockdown.

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