I'd like to blame lockdown for feeling lonely, but sadly it is not the case. But it has emphasised just how bad I feel, and how I have coped and masked my loneliness in the past. I am 55 years old, married and have three adult children and soon to be three grandchildren. I have built my life around my family. My happiest times are when my girls come round, and we share a laugh, or go out together. However, that happens so rarely. More often than not, I now feel on edge and wary when the children come around after a few arguments. Pre lockdown I had been in a choir for a year or so. It was a really good year. But I joined choir for the social side, not the singing, and it just is not the same online. So I find myself feeling sad, bored and lonely quite a bit lately. I know things have to change, and I start to think about what I can do to change things. But come back full circle as life is so limiting at the moment. So I thought maybe if I could at least chat to people that might help......so here I am.
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Hello, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary. I have three adult children but right now can't see them and it tears you up. So I thought it would be good to find others in this strange time and chat. I live in Kent and have lovely walks around me which go on but sadly both my doggies passed away last year and does anyone here walk alone and get funny looks? Nevertheless, I do walk but have to be careful not to be social! Just a wave and a smile.
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A place where, if you are self-isolating due to worries about Coronavirus, or if indeed you have contracted the virus, you can stay in touch with our community, to tell us how you are coping, share your experience and perhaps lessen your feeling of isolation

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I have not seen any evaluation of visor versus face mask for everyday public use. How effective are visors ?
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As we find ourselves in lockdown V2 many of us will feel isolated again for the second time this year. We may be at home but we should never feel alone. Feel free to offload any thoughts or concerns here in our community - we are all in this together - sharing is caring 💞
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So many of us say 'there is never enough time in the day' or 'It's crazy how fast time flies' - we will all now find that we have more time on our hands than usual - how will you be spending your time over the coming weeks?
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Over the last few months I have had an overwhelming feeling of wanting to move away. Somewhere close to the sea, countryside and open space. I feel hemmed in closer to London. I love walking but have felt unable to go far during this pandemic. Although this move is not something I would have thought of doing before, the thought of it makes me feel happy during difficult times. I do have a job I love with a great company but since the virus I am not sure that is enough. I know the restrictions on life now will be the same everywhere and there are lots of things to consider. Really just wondering if anyone else has felt the same?  
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We are all hoping that Covid-19 will become a distant memory, and there is a view that when we are out of the other side, the world will have changed for the better. What are your views?
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A new study from Hong Kong has said that face masks can slow the rate of infection among people. I would have thought this was absolutely obvious. What on earth is the UK government doing to get them to the NHS? I despair of this country sometimes even though I love it so much. We cannot organise a pissup in a brewery! Look at South Korea they seem to have the whole epidemic sorted while our politicians blather on like headless chickens! JUST GET THE FACEMASKS FOR NHS STAFF PRONTISIMO!!!!
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Hi, my son has been told to isolate by his school as one of his classmates has tested positive for COVID, can anyone tell me if he's ok playing at the front garden rather than the back garden as I've been told he's not allowed thanks
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