Staying Connected To Parents And Grandparents During COVID-19

One unforeseen consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the sundering of our relationship with our parents and especially with our grandparents. Lockdowns, social distancing and closed borders have thrown our ability to touch base into chaos. This can have profound effects, especially for our most vulnerable loved ones. Those 65 and older, often living…

Top 20 things that make a home – ‘own bed’ tops list

Brits love their home ‘more than ever’ - after spending an extra EIGHT hours a day in it during recent months. A study of 2,000 adults found that before the pandemic, just nine hours were spent at home on an average day. But the lockdown and restrictions have seen this figure dramatically increase, with 35…

Stressed home workers struggling with mental health

Stressed home workers are struggling to switch off during  COVID-19 lockdown and it’s impacting their mental health, according to the findings of a new study by cloud communications platform provider, 8x8.   Almost half (42%) feel more stressed and overwhelmed than when in the office, blaming too many apps, a blurring of the lines between work…

5 ways smartphones could help overcome Coronavirus pandemic

Could technology help us find a way out of the current Coronavirus pandemic - the so-called exit strategy? It is possible. Chris Price looks at several projects that are hoping to fight the spread of the virus... NHS Coronavirus 'contact tracing' app 'Contact tracing' is expected to be a key part of the government's exit…

Help monitor spread of virus with Covid Symptom Tracker app

UK researchers have launched an app to track the spread of Covid-19 as well as identify who is most at risk from the disease in order to better understand the pandemic. Called the Covid Symptom Tracker, the app asks users to fill in data including age, sex and postcode as well as questions on existing…