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How to survive self-isolation – from people who’ve done it

Learn from people who’ve spent long spells in isolation how they managed their time alone – and how you can get through coronavirus quarantine.

What is quarantine and why is it effective?

Discover the history of quarantine, learn why it’s used to prevent the spread of infectious disease, and find out how to implement self-quarantine measures.

What is lockdown and what does it mean for you?

Discover what exactly lockdown means, where it’s been enacted, how it affects you – and whether it works.

How to homeschool your kids during the school shutdown 

Read our practical guide for making the transition to homeschooling, including teaching tips and linked resources to lesson plans and activity ideas.

Five ways to stay cultural when social distancing

Discover how artists, museums, and galleries are overcoming arts closures to bring culture to you direct to your living room.

Category: Current Issues

What’s the difference between social distancing and self-isolation?

Get to grips with the difference between social distancing and self-isolation, and learn what the measures mean, who should be practising them and how.

Top digital tools for productive remote working

As the businesses around the world move to remote working due to coronavirus, discover our top rated digital tools for remote working.

Social distancing: Nine alternatives to Netflix parties

Stuck inside for the foreseeable? Here are nine things you can do to stay sociable, stay occupied, and stay sane.

COVID-19: The best resources for online teaching during coronavirus

Explore the varied ways teachers can support their students online, in the wake of the school shutdowns following the coronavirus pandemic.