How to support your fellow Aussies during the coronavirus
While Australia is not immune to the rising panic, stock-piling and general anxiety caused by the spread of the global Coronavirus outbreak, there are heart-warming stories emerging of Australians doing what Australians do best… and that’s supporting one another.
So instead of giving in to the general feeling of un-ease, why not boost your mood by doing something good for someone else?
Here’s some ideas on how you can support your fellow Australians today….
1. Support your fellow Aussies – Stay in Touch – just not physically…
Just because someone is in self-isolation, doesn’t mean they need to be outlawed from society.
Find other ways to stay in touch with friends and family – texting and sharing photos is great, but why not be more creative and play some online games together like Words with Friends or Chess?
2. Support your fellow Aussies – Send a Gift to a loved one overseas…
We’ve sent gifts to overseas hotels and homes…
We’ve even sent gifts to a Japanese hospital where an Australian cruise ship traveller was quarantined!
3. Support your fellow Aussies – Share your stash…
These generous QLD girls made quite the headlines when they spent all their pocket money on toilet paper, and distributed it to the elderly. Aw 😍😍😍
My Dad loves a bargain, and as a consequence for many, many years has bought toilet paper when it’s on special – whether it’s needed or not!!!
So if like him, for some reason you’ve got an un-naturally large stash of some of the essentials, why not share with a neighbour or friend who may be in need?
4. Support your fellow Aussies – Support local businesses
Why not buy a gift voucher from your favourite independent brand?
You could also buy a block of tickets from your local independent movie theatre; vouchers from your local restuarants; or put that deposit down for a holiday you’re going to take in the future.
All these things truly will help small businesses survive the pandemic.
5. Support your fellow Aussies – Pick up prescriptions or groceries for the elderly
Doing the groceries, or picking up prescriptions from the chemist for elderly members of your family or community is a great way to help those who need to self-isolate. They’ll really appreciate it!
And dont’ forget the other vulnerable members of the community who may not be elderly but are still sensibly self-isolating… like those on chemotherapy; those with low immunity; and those with asthma or other respiratory conditions.