Hello Islington. We hope you are well and staying busy!
The Angel Central team have compiled a list of top tips to help you get through this period of #SelfIsolation:
- Wash your hands
It’s an obvious one but, make sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds regularly. Not sure how long 20 seconds is? Here are some suggested songs you can use. Angel Central have a public WC on site with plenty of soap and hot water – make sure to take advantage of this!
- Keep Calm and Donate
More than ever, the Islington Foodbank needs your donations to help feed those who are most vulnerable in society. Unsure what you can donate? See the below list:
- Long Life Milk
- Long Life Juice
- Tinned Vegetables
- Breakfast Cereal (not porridge)
- Tinned Fish
- Tinned Fruit
- Instant Mash or Tinned Potatoes
- Tinned Tomatos/Pasta Sauce in Jars
- Tinned Meat – Corned Beef, Chicken, Mince, Hot Dogs, Tinned Meat Pies ETC
Donations are welcome at any one of these locations:
- Waitrose Clerkenwell
- Waitrose Holloway Rd
- Waitrose at Highbury Corner
- Tesco at Highbury Corner
- Tesco at Islington Green
- Co-op at Archway
- Keep busy!
Create a new daily routine that prioritises looking after yourself. You could try reading more or watching movies, having an exercise routine, trying new relaxation techniques, or finding new knowledge on the internet. Try and rest and view this as a new and unusual experience that might have its benefits.
- Find new ways of socialising
Be in touch with other people regularly on social media, e-mail or on the phone, as they are still good ways of being close to the people who matter to you.
- Treat yourself
Trying to keep as much normality as possible is important, so do not forget your weekend treats! Try ordering a Friday night delivery from Itsu or Wagamama, or picking up a Saturday morning coffee from Pret.
- Don’t talk to strangers!
There are reports that strangers in parts of London are knocking on the doors of elderly and vulnerable residents’ homes offering #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 testing. Residents are strongly advised not to let strangers in their homes and to report suspicious incidents to the police on 101.