We understand that you may be sick and tired of hearing about it now. However, we’d like to take a few moments in informing you how to help a small business (like our workshops that you can find on our page).
What does the virus mean for a small business?
Small businesses rely on customers going to them instead of big chains companies. With the new virus spreading rapidly many businesses have had to close down. That doesn’t mean you can’t help them. Small businesses may still be providing their services, however just in different ways. For example, restaurants and cafes are doing take out.
For many of our workshops they are based in schools (hint the bookschoolworkshops name) therefore, cannot perform as schools have gone in to shut down.
How you can help a small business and workshop?
When buying the basics such as meats, cheese and milk visit your local groceries and farm. Though it may just that bit easier to visit Tesco, Sainsburys’ etc. it won’t have the same effect as visiting local businesses who are dependent on your help. In addition, many local businesses are offering help by delivering free delivery to homes (specifically ones in quarantine).
How you can help yourselves and others around you?
Following government’s advice we’ve created a short, easy read advice list:
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Drop round notes to elderly/ill neighbours
- Spread positive messages around, whether on social media or in the home.
- Spread awareness on how others can stay healthy.