COVID-19 has meant that our trusty volunteers have been working remotely. Their time in isolation has been busy and meaningful. We took this opportunity to catch up with a few of our colleagues to find out what they’ve been doing in iso.
What have you been doing to maintain physical health?
Eating healthy – lots of home-cooked meals and making sure not to have too much takeaway.
How have you been maintaining your eye health?
Of course I’ve been continuing IVI at four-weekly intervals. They have put in very strict protocols at clinics, ask lots of question and do a temperature check. Everything at the clinic is distanced – spaced out waiting room, less people to contact. The ophthalmologist stands far away when chatting.
What have you been doing to maintain a positive frame of mind?
I’ve been trying to stay busy and continue similar activities as before. My husband Doug and I do lots of word games – that’s when he’s not outside renovating the house and pool area. I also make sure to maintain contact with people I’ve not seen in a while by checking in on friends over the phone.
Have you learnt anything new while you’ve been in isolation?
How to shop online for groceries. It was very difficult at first, but now I’m used to it. You don’t have to go outside to shop for things all the time.
What have you missed?
People and seeing each other face to face.