Day One: social solidarity in Sidmouth

Being supportive and positive in difficult times.

“Physical distancing and social solidarity.”

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We can be really supportive of one another:

Support your local pub! Enjoy a take-away!

As indeed we are:

Volunteer spirit in Sidmouth

With local businesses offering delivery:

Shop local!

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Of course, we absolutely must keep our physical distance – as this video for kids shows:

How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) | youtube.com

 

As Patrick Cockburn of the Independent reminds us, yes, we need to keep our physical distance, but:

“The government keeps talking about ‘social distancing’ while what we should be advocating is ‘physical distancing and social solidarity’:”

Society can come together to deal with coronavirus but we need help | independent.co.uk

 

So yes, we can be supportive and positive –  and safe:

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.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_distancing

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And so, on the first day of ‘lockdown’, we are being extremely supportive:

Parking restrictions relaxed during coronavirus outbreak | sidmouthherald.co.uk

Devon’s libraries are doing all they can to keep you reading | devonlive.com

Phone shopping and home delivery available in Sidmouth sidmouth.nub.news

Restrictions relaxed for National Bus Pass holders in Sidmouth | sidmouth.nub.news

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And we are being very positive and creative too:

Seaton gallery to stage online tour of Alan Cotton exhibition | sidmouthherald.co.uk

Coronavirus: International hockey now ‘free to watch’ at home | sidmouthherald.co.uk

Ottery Spanish tutor offering FREE online classes for people in isolation | sidmouth.nub.news

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See the Sidmouth Community Facebook pages for more support:

Sidmouth Community

   
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