Coping with lockdown changes

It can be hard to cope when what you’re allowed to do keeps changing. But we’re still here for you when you need us.

The rules around social distancing and lockdown have been changing a lot. Things can be different depending on where in the UK you live and what you’re doing.

Whatever’s happening in your area, there are things you can do to make things easier:

  • Keep social distancing
    Check what the rules are in your area before you go out, and ask questions if you’re not sure. Remember that wearing masks, washing your hands and staying more than a metre away from people you don’t live with can help keep everyone safe.
  • Stay in touch with people
    Keep meeting people safely if you’re allowed to, and use video-calls if you can’t. If you’re struggling to speak to people, it can help to arrange a time when you’re both free to catch-up.
  • Keep yourself motivated
    If you’re not able to go to clubs or do things that have just started again, remind yourself that you still can in the future. Think about fun things you could do instead, or new things you can learn.
  • Remember your achievements
    2020 may have been difficult for you in lots of ways. Whatever’s happened, take time to remind yourself that you’ve gotten through it and think about what you’ve achieved.
  • Get help when you need it
    Remember, if you ever feel unsafe or like you need support then you’re not alone. You can speak to an adult you trust or talk to Childline anything, big or small.

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